But where the visitor sees splendid perfection, Deacon sees a future with plenty of changes. His latest enterprise, begun this year,
is a viewing mount beyond the meadow. When completed, it will dramatically overlook both the valley and the heart of the garden. It is the gardener?s firm hand caressing an amazing natural setting that defines Tom Deacon?s garden?but it is the artist?s soul that keeps it going.
Mass plantings of green sedum (dotted with upright prairie coneflowers), Russian sage, purple coneflowers, globe thistles and Culver?s root typify Deacon?s colour-block approach.
This is a first in a four part series highlighting Tom Deacon’s country garden. For part two featuring Deacon’s stunning colour wheel garden, check out Rainbow Room. Part three looks at his mysterious black garden in Black Magic and part four explores planned chaos in Pebble Dash.
Interested in a bird’s eye visual of Deacon’s garden layout? Take a look at his master plan.