Back garden lawn

Having been inspired to start last year (2014), tapestry lawn enthusiast Gillian has given over her rear garden traditional grass lawn to the avant-garde.

Turning this:

Previous grass lawn

Previous grass lawn

Into this:

New tapestry lawn

New tapestry lawn

Gillian’s methodology has taken a little extra time as she chose to start with individual plants rather than single species trays, but the methodology has worked none-the-less.

Starting with plants rather than trays

Starting with plants rather than trays

It is amazing what a little patience and dedication can achieve.

I’m always very pleased when people are able to share how they have achieved their own tapestry lawns. If you have one of your own please do share an image. As with any new concept there is always plenty to learn.

As it happens I am learning (a little unintentionally) how slightly different approaches can (hopefully) achieve the same outcomes. The new student project tapestry lawn at Myerscough College has been created. There weren’t quite enough trays of plants to completely fill the space, so some unplanned for well spaced planting became the order of the day, in a manner rather similar to Gillians – but with trays. It looks a little unusual at the moment. Once it’s settled in I’ll share an image or two.

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