B O U R T O N  H O U S E  G A R D E N S
Bourton House Gardens in Bourton on the Hill, two miles from our cottage in Gloucestershire, is overseen by head gardener Paul Nichols. (Much of the garden was designed and installed by the previous head gardener, Paul Williams.) Like the Hot Border at Bodnant, reds, yellows and oranges predominate to provide a high-summer punch in the garden. Interplanting chartreuse and red foliage shrubs only adds to the power of the flowering herbaceous perennials.