Garden Design Eye found ourselves in Frankfurt recently and always on the look out for new garden experiences we paid a visit to the PalmenGarten in the heart of the city and found an impressive display of late summer and autumn planting on show. We’ve showcased some of the highlights of the gardens in this post.

A vibrant and exuberant border display.

The violet spires of the Perovskia contrast with the pink umbels of the Sedum.

The purple flowerheads of the Verbena bonariensis and contrasting orange and yellow flowers at the front of the border make a pleasing combination.

Nicotiana, Gaura and Verbena in combination.

The fiery and tropical colours of the Canna synonymous with late summer planting schemes.

The rich autumnal tones of grasses play a key role in the success of this planting scheme.

Perovskia planted en-masse combined with a selection of late summer flowering grasses.

This prairie style planting has ethereal qualities.

Grasses used to great effect in a lightly shady woodland area of the gardens.

A view across the ornamental lake with the Rhododendron Garden on the far side of the lake.

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