Garden border ideas: 16 for the garden
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- Planting ideas
Garden border ideasInspiring plant combinations for garden borders
Five inspiring plant combinations from Hermannshof, a German public park that has bloomed from a trial garden to the forefront of planting design
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Garden border ideasHow to create a mixed border planting plan
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Author and landscape architect Marian Boswell offers tips on how to create a layered, mixed garden border
Garden border ideasSpring border: a planting plan by designer Sarah Price
Download this border planting plan, created exclusively for Gardens Illustrated by award-winning garden designer Sarah Price. It will look good from late winter to early summer. Illustration by Hannah McVicar.
Garden border ideasPlant a thriving spring border with bulbs and more in a small garden
A small front garden can come alive with bright colour and inspiration through the dark days of early spring. You can add pockets of interest with bulbs, no matter how tiny your plot
Garden border ideasHow to plant bulbs in perennial borders
Advice and tips for planting spring bulbs in borders to create a colourful display in spring, plus how to combine bulbs with perennial
Garden border ideasBold plant combinations for summer borders
Four plant combinations to add colour and drama to your summer borders.
Garden border ideasSummer planting at Malverleys: borders, layering and planning ahead
With the best of spring over, head gardener Matthew Reese gets to work in the Flower Garden at Malverleys, coaxing colour and interest from self-seeders, bedding and early flowering perennials until high summer takes hold. Words Matthew Reese. Photographs Jason Ingram.
Garden border ideasPennisetum for late summer borders
Here's a list of the best grasses or Pennisetum chosen by head gardener Matthew Reese
Garden border ideasDownload our designer plan for an exotic, east-facing border
A sheltered, east-facing plot can be the ideal spot for a beautiful border crammed with half-hardy and exotic plants. National Trust head gardener Mick Evans offers some inspiration with a colourful planting scheme. Download the planting plan here.
Garden border ideasHow to create a tonal border from garden design expert, Arne Maynard
The borders at Cottesbrooke Hall are made up of pale pinks, deep purples and icy blues. Garden designer Arne Maynard shares some of the plants that make up the stunning borders, grouping them together in colour palettes.
Garden border ideasRomantic flower border: download our planting plan
A flower border planting plan, perfect for a cottage garden created by award-winning garden designer Jinny Blom. Illustration by Hannah McVicar
- Gardens to visit
Jimi Blake's borders at Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland
For almost 20 years, plantsman Jimi Blake has been rewriting the rules on combining plants at his Hunting Brook Gardens in Co. Wicklow. Here he shares the secrets of his beautiful borders. Photographs Jason Ingram
- Planting ideas
Garden border ideasPlanting at Gravetye: the borders
Head gardener Tom Coward shares the secrets of how he builds up layers of plants to create a long season of interest within the borders of Gravetye Manor. Photographs Richard Bloom