Magenta brook thistles amongst delicate grasses

Plants for a naturalistic border

Discover how to get the naturalistic look in your garden including planting techniques and plants to use, with the help of our expert advice.

Naturalistic planting is a term that’s used frequently these days, particularly when describing gardens at big shows like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Naturalistic planting takes its cue from how plants naturally grow in nature – informal, in large swathes, according to their ecological preferences. Nature has a canny knack of producing fabulous plant combinations and this inspires the naturalistic planting style.

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