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Arvensis Perennials is a trade-only nursery which supplies perennials and ornamental grasses to designers and other bulk users. Their wide range of plants is very much a contemporary one. Trial beds and demostration plots show off the extensive plant range.
Lower South Wraxall, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2RU
www.arvensisperennials.co.uk

Bury Court Bury Court has not one, but two contemporary gardens, one designed by owner John Coke with a major input from Piet Oudolf (his first British commission) and the other by Christopher Bradley-Hole, both featuring drifts of perennials and grasses. The setting is an atmospheric stone farmyard complex. Bentley, Farnham GU10 5LZ                       www.burycourtbarn.com              

Bury Court has not one, but two contemporary gardens, one designed by owner John Coke with a major input from Piet Oudolf (his first British commission) and the other by Christopher Bradley-Hole, both featuring drifts of perennials and grasses. The setting is an atmospheric stone farmyard complex.        Bentley, Farnham, Hampshire GU10 5LZ                   www.burycourtbarn.com

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The Coach House's  classical and elegant Cotswold garden was featured in GI magazine in July 2016. It features roses, perennials and some fine shrub planting. It hosts The Generous Gardener plant fairs and other events, including its own lecture programme.    The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5RY thegenerousgardener.co.uk

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Easton Walled Garden is a restored walled garden with spring bulbs, meadows, roses and sweet peas, borders with perennials, a cut flower garden, glasshouses and vegetables. You will find a new take on the traditional rose garden and white garden, and areas created specifically to enhance micro-habitats and create wildlife corridors.        Grantham, Lincolonshire NG33 5AP www.visiteaston.co.uk

Forde Abbey is a lively historic garden dating back to the early 18th century and on a monastic site: extensive borders punctuated by topiary; a bog garden, plenty of seasonal planting, an arboretum, and a very high fountain. Nursery.          Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU    www.fordeabbey.co.uk

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Hunting Brook Gardens is Ireland's premier new garden for planting design innovation, with colour and flair but also common sense as this is 1,000ft. up! An exuberant aturalistic style in sun and shade; extensive woodland garden under development.                  Lamb hill, Blessington,       Co. Wicklow, Ireland www.huntingbrook.com

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Larch Cottage Nurseries started off as a nursery to feed a landscape business, but has developed into a business with 15,000 varieties available for retail and extensive display gardens in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley. Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria    CA10 2DR         larchcottage.co.uk

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Parham House is one of the country’s finest Elizabethan Houses. The gardens consist of beautiful Pleasure Grounds and a four-acre Walled Garden. There are herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard and a 1920s Wendy House. Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS www.parhaminsussex.co.uk

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Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a public park dating to 1836, retaining much of its 19th century character; 19 acres including champion trees, sub-tropical and medicinal plants, three Plant Heritage national plant collections and a prairie. The buildings and gardens were restored in 1999. Clarkehouse Rd, Sheffield S10 2LN. www.sbg.org.uk

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Stillingfleet Lodge Garden is a quintessentially English country garden, planted-up over 40 years comprising a series of small gardens planted and managed with wildlife in mind. The accompanying nursery has a very wide range of perennials. Stewart Ln, Stillingfleet, York YO19 6HP. www.stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk

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Trentham Estate Gardens are the site of the most adventurous contemporary planting design in Britain, with work by Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and Nigel Dunnett. The setting is a vast Capability Brown landscape around a lake. There is a shopping village and a number of other family-orientated attractions. Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JG  www.trentham.co.uk

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Walled Garden Treberfydd is a young business growing plants from locally-derived propagating material in an atmospheric old walled garden on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Treberfydd, Llangasty, Powys, LD3 7PX www.walledgardentreberfydd.com

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Waterperry Gardens was established as a school of horticulture in the 1930s, and today offers a wide range of plantings with a strong focus on perennials, in traditional and contemporary styles. Also a rose garden and notable collection of alpines.             nr. Wheatley, Oxford,      OX33 1JZ www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

 

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Yeo Valley Organic Gardens is one of only a handful of ornamental gardens in Britain to be certified organic. It is the work of Sarah Mead and her team who have spent the last 18 years turning six and a half acres of land into a diverse patchwork of ornamental and edible planting. Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon, N Somerset, BS40 7SQ www.theorganicgardens.co.uk