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Loseley Park garden in August

1 Written by Lisa on 22nd Aug 2011 in Inspiration

I made my August visit to Loseley Park Garden last week and, as usual, it didn’t disappoint.  Just 4 weeks since my July visit, I was surprised once again to see how much it has changed.

The rose garden this time had renewed itself, with many species putting on a second flush of flowers.  Look how perfect the flowers were of this ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ rose…

There was not much change to the White Garden.  Looking best were the white echinacea which I thought looked lovely with the tree seat in the background and the gorgeous foliage of the Hydrangea quercifolia (on the right of the picture.

The Japanese Anemones were looking lovely too.  This one I think is Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’…

The flower garden was looking fabulous as usual.  The vibrant yellows with the tall feathery foliage of miscanthus sinensis give a really full look to the planting.  This is the view from the Rose garden, the path narrowed by the overspilling plants really draws you to the space beyond and the trunk of the tree I think provides an interesting focal point.

When you arrive in the flower garden you’re greeted with warm reds and yellows…

The garden team were working tirelessly when I was there to deadhead the perennials in the flower garden – a mammoth task but well worth it to keep everything looking lush and gorgeous and of course to prolong the flowering period.

The Vine Walk was looking great too – the bronze almost translucent leaves letting light in to the dark tunnel.  The grapes were developing nicely too.

What’s on at Loseley over the next few weeks?

Next weekend (27th-29th August) sees the return of the Battle of Loseley by the Prince Rupert’s Blew Regiment and other guest re-enactment groups, showing how armies from different periods lived from day to day and how they fought. There will be living history camps and displays, culminating in a major English Civil War battle involving infantry, cavalry and canon to decide who will garrison Guildford and the surrounding areas.

From 9th-11th September Loseley Park will be hosting the Richmond Dog Show, a qualifier for Crufts.

And of course you can visit the garden throughout August and September.


(Photos: Lisa Cox for Lisa Cox Garden Designs)

Loseley Park Garden in July

2 Written by Lisa on 21st Jul 2011 in Inspiration

My visit to Loseley Park Garden was a little later than anticipated this month, but it certainly made for a more dramatic change than I had been expecting.  It has been 6 weeks since my last visit to the garden, which doesn’t sound long, but in the world of perennial planting it can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a space. Read more

Garden Sculpture at Loseley Park

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Jun 2011 in Inspiration

Following my visit to Loseley Park again last week I promised to tell you a bit more about the Zimsculpt exhibition which is on there at the moment.  Over 100 pieces of stone sculpture from Zimbabwe are on display throughout the garden and you can see some of the smaller pieces under cover in the marquee near the tea shop where you can also meet some of the Zimbabwean sculptors who will be giving demonstrations for the duration of the exhibition.  Here are some of my favourites… Read more

Loseley Park Garden In June

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Jun 2011 in Inspiration

I returned to Loseley Park this week, just 4 weeks after I was invited for a special tour of the garden and the changes to the garden were really quite amazing.  This time of year is a bit like that in the garden – if I ever go away on holiday in early summer I’m always amazed when I get back at how much the garden has come on in 1 or 2 weeks. Read more

A Special Tour Around Loseley Park

0 Written by Lisa on 20th May 2011 in Inspiration

Last week I was very honoured to be invited to a special garden event at Loseley Park after they had seen my blog post about the garden earlier in the month.  We were given a fabulous tour of the gardens by Head Gardener, Burney, who has developed them over the past 17 years.  We then finished the day with a scrummy lunch in the new restaurant and a tour of the house by owner, Michael More-Molyneux. Read more

A Visit To Loseley Park Garden

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd May 2011 in Inspiration

I love the garden at Loseley Park and we popped in there today after visiting the Grow Your Own Show that was being held in the grounds. You may remember me blogging about Loseley Park before, but I thought I’d share some pictures of how it looked today, which was so amazingly different to June last year! Read more

A visit to the Peto Garden at Iford Manor

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Sep 2015 in Inspiration

Main steps at Iford Manor Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I visited the Peto Garden at Iford Manor last week, a visit that had been arranged by my (sort of) local SGD Cluster Group. Read more

Planting – getting the colour tone right

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Jun 2015 in Design Tips, Plants

RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2015 Lisa Cox A Front Garden for Victoria Park Mazda

When I designed the garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff I really thought the crowd would be divided about the planting because of the warm and vibrant colours.  But I couldn’t have been more wrong, everyone seemed to love it! Read more

The power of yellow…do you love to hate it?

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Nov 2014 in Design Tips, Plants

Yellow day lilies at Loseley Park hemerocallis

When I first start to talk to clients about plants, the majority of people say that they don’t want any yellow.  From experience what they actually mean is that there’s a particular plant with a particular tone of yellow that they don’t like or want in the garden. Read more

Big flowerbeds are better

1 Written by Lisa on 2nd Sep 2014 in Design Tips

The Flower Garden at Loseley Lisa Cox Designs

Often when I’m working with clients they are concerned about turning too much of the garden over to planting.  This is especially the case when they want a low maintenance garden.  Although they often become interested, many of my clients don’t start off as very keen gardeners and the reason they want to work with a professional is because they don’t have the first clue about plants and what to do with them. Read more

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