Some Autumn Colour and Interest

Some photos of the Autumn colour in the gardens at Eaveslea, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Eaveslea is a purpose-built estate of quality retirement homes. We have been responsible for the gardens for nearly 20 years. During that time we have tried to create,develop and maintain a pleasing, relaxing, diverse and environmentally sound gardenscape for the residents, visitors and passing general public, while also providing some privacy, shelter and shade. with some success I believe.
Trying at all costs to avoid horticultural clichés, suburban banality and the ‘slash and burn’ maintenance techniques so ubiquitous nowadays in public and communal spaces.
I am indebted to Paul Jones who has kindly allowed me to use his photos to illustrate some of the current plants of interest in the grounds.
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The rough cast walls need as much disguising as possible!

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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

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Our attempts to 'soften' and de-urbanise the space is sometimes thwarted!

Our attempts to ‘soften’ and de-urbanise the space is sometimes thwarted!

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 Height and colour to create interest,privacy and shelter in the centre of the estate.


Height and colour to create interest,privacy and shelter in the centre of the estate.

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