This garden is designed to provide a lovely background for special events. Master Gardeners designed and built the pergola in 2002; then created planters and beds for a variety of herbs and perennials. Originally jasmine was planted to cover the pergola; however, it did not do well in the wind, so was moved to a more protected spot in the Cottage Garden, where it is thriving. Climbing roses have replaced the jasmine and should cover the pergola beautifully. Adjacent to the Pergola Garden is an allée planted with lilacs and laburnum.
Take into consideration the micro-climate of any area when selecting plants for it.
Replace plants that do not thrive in a given location with those that will.
Consider fragrance when planning a “special events” area in your garden.