The Living Legacy Garden The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Living Legacy Garden The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

The Living Legacy Garden
The ‘Living Legacy’ Garden commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and celebrates the role of Wellington College as the national memorial to the 1st Duke of Wellington.


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Designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam of Wilson McWilliam Studio, the composition of the Living Legacy  Garden reflects the bleakness and brutality of the Battle of Waterloo, with elements of the garden inspired by the landscape and terrain of Waterloo.


The garden progresses from this through to a representation of the iconic architecture of Wellington College, on which, as at the College itself, the bricks will be inscribed with the markings of current pupils from the College, its sister school Wellington College International Shanghai and Wellington


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Standing looking over the garden will be the sculpture of a lone figure, designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam.  The figure will be partially hidden by rising ground and willow foliage, reflecting how Wellington was famous for hiding or partially obscuring his troops



Plant list


Zone A
Trees
Salix alba in coppice and pollard form, rising in height towards the rear boundary

Perennials and grasses
Aquilegia vulgaris
Anthriscus sylvestris
Campanula trachelium
Deschampsia cespitosa
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Garnet Schist’
Digitalis purpurea
Dryopteris fili-mas
Euphorbia palustris
Filipendula ulmaria
Luzula nivea
Lythrum salicaria
Persicaria bistorta
Silene dioica
Valeriana officinal


Zone B

Hedge
Aquilegia vulgaris
Anthriscus sylvestris
Campanula trachelium
Deschampsia cespitosa
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Garnet Schist’
Digitalis purpurea
Dryopteris fili-mas
Euphorbia palustris
Fagus sylvatica cubes
Filipendula ulmaria
Luzula nivea
Lythrum salicaria
Persicaria bistorta
Silene dioica
Valariana officinal

Zone C

Trees
Fagus sylvatica cubes
Fagus sylvatica pleached cubes

Perennials and grasses
Anchusa ‘Loddon Royalist’
Aquilegia ‘Blue Barlow’
Aquilegia ‘Ruby Port’
Aruncus dioicus ‘Guinea Fowl’
Aruncus dioicus ‘Zweiweltenkind’
Astrantia ‘Hadspen Blood’
Baptisia alba var macrophylla
Briza media ‘Limouzi’
Cenolophium denudatum
Centurea montana ‘Jordy’
Centaurea cyanus ‘Black Ball’
Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevor’s Blue Wonder’
Delphinium ‘Atlantis’
Eremurus himalaicus
Euphorbia palustris
Euphorbia x pasteurii ‘John Phillips’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘White Ness’
Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’
Hesperis matronalis var albifloa

Iris chrysographes
Iris sibirica ‘Port Wine’
Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’
Iris sibirica ‘White Swirl’
Libertia grandifloa
Lupinus ‘Polar Princess’
Lupinus ‘Red Rum’
Lythrum virgatum ‘Dropmore Purple’
Mecanopsis cambrica
Paeonia ‘Buckeye Belle’
Paeonia ‘Duchesse de Nemour’
Papaver somniferum ‘Black Beauty’
Papaver somniferum ‘Black Peaony’
Phlomis russeliana
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Verbascum ‘Violetta’


Roses
Rosa ‘Darcy Bussell
Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’
Rosa ‘Winchester Cathedral’

Zone D

Hedge and trees
Fagus sylvatica cubes
Fagus sylvatica pleached cubes
Quercus robur in tree and seedling/ sapling form

Perennials and grasses
Anchusa ‘Loddon Royalist’
Aquilegia ‘Blue Barlow’
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Alba’
Aruncus dioicus ‘Guinea Fowl’
Asarum europaeum
Astrantia major ‘Large White’
Cenolophium denudatum
Deschampsia cespitosa
Digitalis purpurea f alba
Epimedium nivea
Euphorbia x pasteurii ‘John Phillips’
Geranium macrorrhizum ‘White Ness’
Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Bill Wallis’
Hosta ‘Devon Green’
Libertia grandifloa
Matteucia struthiopteris
Nectaroscordum siculum
Polygonatum x hybridum