Perry's Perennial Pages

Garden of the Month,  September 2002

Hadspen House 

This house and gardens in Somerset, England reflects generations of gardeners, and is a must see for both designers and those interested in new perennials.  Hellebores and hostas from Eric Smith were bred here.  It was the home and gardens of Penelope Hobhouse until 1979.  Now home to Canadian gardeners Nori and Sandra Pope, it features their bold ideas on color and their new plants (such as Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' and Dicentra 'Gold Heart').

For a quick overview, check out the Slide Show.


yellow, blue, pink

yellow and blue border

purple and blue walk

cascading into pond

more details and photos at the Hadspen House website and Nursery/gardens website
and in the book Color by Design : Planting the Contemporary Garden, Nori and Sandra Pope

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