Tough and beautiful: the gardens at New Zealand’s Larnach Castle

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This is one of the gardens at Larnach Castle in Dunedin, New Zealand – but it could almost be here in Northern California. Everything here is beautiful, tough, low maintenance, and drought tolerant.

GET THIS GARDEN

  1. Palette: orange, yellow, purple, burgundy, black, silver and green.
  2. Winding crushed stone paths create structure and force garden visitors to slow down and enjoy the gardens.
  3. Place plants slightly closer together than their full size. This gives a lush look and you won’t need to prune.
  4. There is some layering going on here – you can see that the Iris are not blooming yet.
  5. Plants (sorry, I don’t have a full plant list from this garden!): Cordyline, Heuchera, Chocolate cosmos, Cinquefoil (potentilla), Coreopsis, Iris, Asiatic lily, Cineraria senicio, Artemesia, Alstromeria, Geum, Echinacea, Stipa gigantea, Rudebeckia, Podocarpus, Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).

larnach castle garden, new zealand tended.wordpress.com

larnach castle garden, new zealand tended.wordpress.com

larnach castle garden, new zealand tended.wordpress.com

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