Grasses in Beth Chatto’s Garden

There were some wonderful grasses in flower: Carex Elata ‘Aurea’, Molinia, Stipa Calamagrostis, Pennisetum ‘Villosum’ (I think), and many others.

Molina flowers & Shuttlecock Fern
Molina flowers & Shuttlecock Fern
Pennisetum 'Villosum'
Pennisetum ‘Villosum’, I think

 

 

 

Beth Chatto’s Garden

Beth Chatto’s Garden at Elmstead Market is a remarkable achievement! And her gardening philosophy is so simple – grow plants in an environment to which they are adapted. I came across her ideas at the Chelsea Flower Show when she first started exhibiting in 1975 and even have some of the original catalogues. Yesterday I visited her garden for the first time in many years and it is beautiful – do go! Sadly I shot some my worst photographs for a long time – I apologise.