‘A River Runs Through It’ is the title of a 1992 Robert Redford movie starring Brad Pitt set in Montana. It is an equally appropriate title for the majority of gardens I have designed, or redesigned in recent years. I am still experimenting but creating a river of a specific plant which performs for a long period such as Geranium ‘Rozanne’, Heuchera ‘Prince’, Hakonechloa macra, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ can add a dramatic effect in a large or small garden. The design principals are outlined in articles I have written for Garden Design (U.S.) and The R.H.S. Garden Magazine, and examples can be seen below and on other web pages, and I will add both images and more information in due course.
Following lectures I have given in the U.K. and the U.S.A., the river idea has created the most interest from gardeners and landscapers who are eager to create their own. Give it some thought. Better still why not visit Bressingham to see examples for yourself?