The new drought tolerant flower bed at WEst Dean College

West Dean responds to climate change with new plantings

As the UK records its highest temperatures on record and has introduced hosepipe bans, it seems timely that West Dean Gardens (Chichester, West Sussex) has introduced a new drought tolerant experimental meadow that is covered in recycled stone mulch. As Head Gardener Tom Brown explains: “Over recent summers, we’re becoming increasingly aware of how much water we use in our…