The Teddington Gardener

Waterperry Gardens – the Island Beds – the most sublime, subtle and stunning combinations

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Designed by nurseryman Alan Bloom in 1968, the island beds were an innovation on the traditional idea of herbaceous borders, in that the beds are of an informal shape with planting viewed from all sides. Being able to walk through the heart of these displays is a real treat and there is nothing at all dated here….

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