English Gardens - Knowledgebase Question

Plainfield, NJ
Question by Raffaela
March 8, 2001
Can you tell me exactly what to plant in an English Garden?

Answer from NGA
March 8, 2001


The "English Garden" is a vague concept, but the mental picture often includes annuals such as pansies and sweet peas plus perennials such as dianthus, campanulas, foxgloves and delphiniums, mixed with peonies, roses, clematis vines, a flowering fruit tree, and so on, perhaps in a formal bed edged in boxwood or clipped yew. There are as many types of English gardens as there are American gardens, so there is no official list.

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