The Living Legacy Garden The Chelsea Flower Show 2015

By Alex N

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

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I'm passionate about online learning, and lucky enough to work for Learning with Experts. Most recent course: The Pie Shop with River Cottage's Tom Morrell. Next course: Container Gardening with Chris Beardshaw.

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