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Pete Sims - World of Water Garden, Hampton Court Flower Show

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Published on Jun 29, 2012

Pete Sims designed this beautiful garden which features a large pond with a sunken patio area where you can sit and enjoy the cool and soothing atmosphere from a unique viewpoint. Beyond the patio, a timber and stone shelter provides a spot from which to enjoy a panoramic view of the garden.

Whilst the garden has a formal design and layout, the planting scheme is naturalistic in style. A subtle mix of native species and more exotic plants has been carefully chosen to form a space that is tranquil and relaxing, where wildlife is encouraged and enjoyed.

The garden is sheltered by mature shrub borders, providing excellent protection from the elements.

The pond contains large clumps of mature lilies, and is edged with dense planting of marginal and moisture-loving plants. The planting around the sunken patio area creates an interesting peek-a-boo effect as the garden can be viewed through the plants, which is particularly engaging when a light breeze rustles through the rushes and grasses.

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