Graham A.Pavey Garden and Landscape Design

Graham A.Pavey Garden and Landscape Design
Tranquility Garden (Drought Garden)

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The entrance to Bedford Hospital South wing hospital was always dominated by this amoaebic shaped roundabout heavily shaded by mature lime trees. Used as a short cut to the car park it was often muddy with no endearing qualities.

The new garden celebrates the River Great Ouse which is the beating heart of the town. With plants selected to simulate those along the bank and around the Priory marina it is made up of a a sweeping dry bed of shingle with sculptures of white swans, by Susannah Oliver, lifting off from the "reeds".

It needs very little maintenance and no watering, even in the worst drought. This has been achieved by insulating the soil with a geo-textile material and selecting plants which are used to growing in dry conditions

Drought Garden
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Swans by Susannah Oliver
Drought Garden

Drought Garden
Drought Garden Drought Garden
 Drought Garden Kniphofia "Little Maid"
Drought Garden Verbena bonariensis
Swan Sculptures

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