Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 10: The Grand Perennial Herbaceous Border, Part 6

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms




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The gift of plants as they spread and naturalize in the border, like a cathedral, full of mysteries and secrets. Relationships and dis-relationships in the border. Orientation of the border will affect the sun exposure, so this must be taken into consideration in the design. Expectation and surprise are the two great elements to use in the design of the garden. Cross-borders, for example, may be used in this way. Sanctum sanctorum and deer parks. (7:40)



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