Sussex Prairie Garden, American meadows in Britain

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Paul and Pauline McBride created and designed this garden inspired at the American Prairies. 

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Surrounded by mature oak trees the six acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style. Colours are soft and muted, and complement the natural landscape.

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The borders encourage exploration and adventure and visitors are welcome to roam in amongst the mighty plants to further enjoy the experience.

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The plantings consist of large groupings of each variety, planted in a free flowing style, which contrasts leaf forms, stems, stalks, flower shapes and textures.

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The borders , planted in the shape of a spiralling nautilus shell were planted in May 2008 with 40 of their friends and family.

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Click on picture to enlarge:

Photography Marianne Majerus published with kind permission of Paul en Pauline McBride.

website Sussex Prairie.


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