The Perennial Lifeline Garden features a classical rose garden reimagined as a more sustainable and low maintenance ‘rose meadow’. Roses intermingle with ornamental grasses, perennials and annuals to create a striking and texturally rich display with long seasonal interest. Providing formality and structure, three forms of hedge (beech, yew and hornbeam) are asymmetrically arranged and clipped to varying heights, while classical sculpture is replaced by the organic forms of multi-stem trees, helping to frame views through the space.
Freestanding metal screens, stone and topiary columns, and a pair of modern ‘fountains’ combine in a modern reimagining of a classical colonnade, in which visitors can move around and walk beneath the cascades. The fountains flow into a contemporary rill which flows through and around the garden, adding life and sound to the structural planted elements, representing the ‘lifeline’ that Perennial is so often described as by the people it supports.
The Perennial Lifeline Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 is one of a series of show gardens and events designed to mark Perennial’s 180th anniversary this year. We are also supporting show gardens at RHS Flower Show Cardiff and Harrogate Spring Flower Show and will be exhibiting at a full range of horticulture, forestry and arboriculture trade events throughout the year. You can get involved by supporting Perennial at one of our special events, fundraising events or by telling people you know about Perennial’s free and confidential help and advice services for people in horticulture.
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