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Descend onto the cool emerald grass surrounding four large ponds in our water gardens and experience a different climate with lush planting.

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The planting structure in the gardens is gradually revealed

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Indispensable Elephant’s ears, bergenia
Indispensable Elephant’s ears, bergenia

Elephant’s ears, bergenia are one of the most indispensable and widely used evergreen plants here. Unfortunately, the genus does suffer from the fact that many people consider them untidy, rather boring and a perfect home for slugs and snails.

Very often seen in large sprawling mats of creeping rhizomes and fitting of this such bad press perfectly is...

8th March 2017 IN Advice
Spring-cleaning grasses
Spring-cleaning grasses

We have ornamental grasses growing in every area of the garden, and it’s possible to find one suitable for every type of condition, from shade to sun, damp loving to drought tolerant. 

Here at Beth Chatto, we tend to use them as single specimens so that their full shape and habit can be appreciated, something that is often lost in mass plantings.

In the last two years, timing when to trim grasses has been the trickiest issue, because the winters have been so mild...

23rd February 2017 IN Advice
Hellebores in winter
Hellebores in winter

A welcome sight in late winter and early spring, the hellebore provides a feast for the eye.  Christmas rose or Lenten rose as they are commonly known come in hundreds of different varieties and providing you have a part-shaded or fully shaded spot with a humus rich soil and good drainage, then growing hellebores is easy.

11th January 2017 IN Advice
WIN your photograph in the Beth Chatto Calendar 2018!
WIN your photograph in the Beth Chatto Calendar 2018!

We're looking for the best photographs of the Gardens to feature in our 2018 calendar! Have you visited the Gardens, did you take some beautiful pictures? Then why not enter them for the chance for your photograph to be appreciated by people for a whole month, in kitchens, offices and studies all over the world! PLUS win annual membership and enter the International Garden Photographer of the Year Award!

11th January 2017 IN Garden News