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Originally a small area designed by Geoff Hamilton and planted with the help of Adrian Bloom; this border was redeveloped during 2016 and opened by Carol Klein on 9th August to mark the 20th year since Geoff’s untimely death as well as highlighting how the garden has moved on in that time.


It was created with a bursary from Geoff Hamilton’s New Gardeners’ Foundation and really focuses on its winter interest, although there is plenty to enjoy during the other three seasons too.


As you will see by their individual labels, many of the plants here have been donated by Geoff’s family, friends, former colleagues and the Barnsdale staff. Interest in winter comes from Cornus, Arbutus unedo, Mahonia, Salix, Galanthus (snowdrops), Corylopsis, Heuchera, Pulmonaria, Viburnum, Helleborus and various Ferns.