White aliums and a striking palm in a border

Best plants for an exotic garden

Create an exotic paradise in your plot with this selection of gorgeous plants.

With so much colour to enjoy, exotic or tropical gardens are a wonderful form of escapism.

Many of the plants grown in exotic gardens are just that – exotic. Growing them in a sheltered spot will help to create a microclimate that they’ll enjoy. Shelter from prevailing wind is especially important, and can be provided with fences, hedges, trees and buildings. If the plants are sensitive to frost, be prepared to protect them over winter.

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