In The Telegraph Garden, Andy Sturgeon has teamed plants together that originate from a variety of different arid environments. This garden is not a recreation of an existing landscape - these plants are not found growing together in nature. This is a creation of a new landscape, that exists only in this garden, featuring plants that require similar growing conditions, that inspired Andy when he discovered them on his travels.
The Telegraph Garden featured boulders of limestone, which were naturally formed in the Jurassic era. This type of stone is rich in fossils, one of these boulders in The Telegraph Garden even features a large fossil of an ammonite.
Ozothamnus diosmifolius, Cistus × dansereaui 'Decumbens', Centaurea bella, Catananche caerulea 'Tizi n Test', Juncus effusus, and Sophora 'Little Baby' combine beautifully in The Telegraph Garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The water in The Telegraph Garden represents a stream of melt water, which runs into the rock strewn gorge below.
Schinus molle, Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev', Digitalis canariensis, Ridolfia segetum, Libertia peregrinans 'Gold Leaf', Euphorbia, and Sporobolus heterolepis, pictured in The Telegraph Garden, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
The orange tones of the Canary Island foxglove, Digitalis canariensis, combined beautifully with the warm-toned, bronze fins that were a prominent feature of The Telegraph Garden. The fins are designed to represent an ancient mountain range, they are also reminiscent of the stegosaurus's bony plates that highlight their bodies, just as these fins highlight the garden. I enjoyed seeing the pretty, white, star-shaped flowers of Jaborosa integrifolia, a native plant of South America, in The…