Sponsored by Gabriel Ash
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
6 - 10th June 2018
The Summer Breeze Border is a celebration of the elusive British summer. A wash of ornamental grasses sway in the breeze, evocative of long summer evenings. The design is punctuated by a palette of perennials which transition from the warm sunset tones of Helenium ‘El Dorado’ and Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’, to the inky blues of Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’ and Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’.
A serpentine band of Deschampsia ‘Garnet Schist’ create a dramatic backdrop to the border, flowing between two islands of clipped Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia' which bookend the bed, creating mass and a sense of permanence in contrast to the frothy grasses.