Wild at heart garden
Narborough Hall Gardens have been created and designed by Joanne Merrison. The borders, which are defined by a subtle mixture of wild flowers, edible plants, and soft waves of perennials, have been described as ‘romantic English gardening at its best’. The gardens have an experimental wildness and include a diverse array of plants, however, the colour schemes reflect a very disciplined approach to gardening. Each border is an exploration into a specific colour palette, mixing plum, chocolate, strawberry and hazel or moody shades of lilac, grey and stormy blue. A further theme of the garden is ‘utility’ with vegetables, fruit, nuts, salad leaves and berries escaping from the kitchen garden into the borders where they are grown alongside flowers and herbs. The garden has a strong sensual purpose. It exists for all people who love colour, food, scent and dreaming, who appreciate the beauty that fleetingly happens when you nurture the wild.