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A Knot Garden

  • knot garden plan

    knot garden plan

  • Just after planting

    Just after planting

  • A couple of years later

    A couple of years later

  • Fully grown knot garden showing two varieties of box weaving over and under each other

    Fully grown knot garden

  • Detail of box

    Detail of box

This small front garden was smartened up with a knot garden, using two varieties of box: the dark green leaved Buxus sempervirens and Buxus sempervirens 'elegantissima' which has green leaves with a white margin. Scottish pebbles infill between the box,and a membrane was laid beneath to suppress weeds. As the plants joined together they were clipped to give the impression that they are weaving over and under each other - taking inspiration from a knot garden created by Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House.
© Sue Creak 2007