Bed Appreciation #001

by Culti-Vate

Autumn beds at RHS Harlow Carr.
A recent visit to the RHS Harlow Carr garden has inspired us to start a new appreciation post ‘Bed Appreciation’.
The main borders at Harlow Carr were bursting with such colour & life, showing some of the best that autumn has to offer. 
With beautiful grasses like Poa Labillardieri ‘Tussock Grass’ & Deschampsia Cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ adding height & texture to the beds. It being early October there was a mixture of seed heads and the last few flowers of the season, some of the more dramatic flowering plants were Astilbe Chinensis ‘Purpurlanze’, the browning flower head mixed with the still vibrant shades of purple – red flower heads gave great colour to sections of the beds. Also adding colour throughout the beds were various Delphiniums, Dahlias & Michaelmas Daisies. 
The Harlow Carr beds are truly spectacular in autumn with their height, colour and sheer variety of plants, well worth a visit!