Jekyll Garden Design on Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne-Jekyll Gertrude Jekyll completed this pocket sized walled garden on Lindisfarne with Edward Lutyens. It is in an open wind swept site full of hunkered down planting surrounded by rough hewn stone walls and paving. The walled garden is designed to allow a good view from a height by using a curved front wall that dips in the middle. It is carefully angled and tapered to present an optical illusion to make it look longer than it actually is. The planting consists of Stachys, Sedums, Heleniums, Bergenias and a suite of tough perennial planting in strong blocks of texture and colour that can be seen from the upper floors of the castle.

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