It was with great sadness that I read about the death of Beth Chatto on 13th May. For me and many others she was an inspiration. I remember my first visit to her garden to see the dry garden soon after it had been planted. It was a revelation! I loved everything about it.
Beth’s knowledge shared generously in her books were a joy to read. Her book about the making of the dry garden in the old car park was a major starting point for the design of my garden here. She will be missed by many and remembered by so many gardeners who learned the value of “Right Plant, Right Place” even if she maintained that she hadn’t coined the phrase.
I’m sure there will be many tributes; she influenced a generation of gardeners and garden designers.
With so much rain this spring my garden is all lush green; I hope a true green tapestry.
I will miss knowing you are there in your garden, Beth. Thank you.