Alpine Garden

Alpine Gardens at Waterperry Gardens

The enclosed alpine garden shows that raised beds are an ideal way of growing a range of these mountain plants, even in the smallest garden. They require free drainage and hate winter wet and by filling the stone walled beds with a gravelly mixture, we are able to provide perfect conditions. Colourful and interesting all summer, plants such as Aubretia, Hypericums, Campanulas, Helianthemums and, late in the season, Zauschneria ‘Dublin’ can all be admired. Less colourful but still interesting is the small bed filled with Sempervivums and Sedums.