The Daily Telegraph’s garden by Swedish landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell: this year’s top garden, winning one of just three gold medals and Best in Show, by a whisker from Luciano Giubbilei’s garden next door, so they say.

Here’s one of his plantings: Iris ‘Superstition’ over carpets of Stachys byzantina, with those firework-like Eremurus shooting up above. It’s elegant, mannered, exquisitely beautiful… I confess, it didn’t do it for me. A bit too cool and restrained, I think. But it’s absolutely perfect, and an extraordinary creation.

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