The Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk was home to composer Benjamin Britton. Regardless of whether you’re a music fan, is the garden worth a visit?
Whilst I’m not a fan of random island borders in gardens, on the whole, I did like the layout of the Red House garden. There were plenty of inspiring takeaway ideas that would work in lots of gardens, no matter the size…
They used gravel very effectively to create space in the garden, a good alternative to expensive paving.
A simple colour palette in the planting always helps to keep things looking good, as do plenty of inviting seating areas!
The box hedging added clarity to the natural wild planting under the trees and the lavenders softened the edges of the paths and beautiful old brick wall.
The herbaceous borders had some good striking plants like the tall yellow Verbascum and purple Salvias.