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gravel garden

A garden with a thick gravel mulch and often little or poor-quality soil. Usually features drought-resistant planting. A type of garden which became popular from the 1970s onwards with the growth of ecological awareness, and the need to conserve water. For example, at the Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester.



Dewstow, gravel garden and water garden. The rockery and gravel garden north of the terrace wall uses real stone and Pulhamite. PGDS 675 Copyright: Caroline Palmer