Wimbledon is in full swing, and only a select number are lucky enough to attend this prestigious tennis tournament. Did you know that the first championships happened all the way back in 1877? That’s a lot of action. The first ladies’ championships took place seven years later, and the tourney was first shown on television in 1937. There’s no doubt that this sporting event has stood the test of time, and surely you can only imagine what it might be like to attend a day of matches!
But even if you can’t be there for it, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a piece of the grounds home with you. Why not pay tribute to this tennis tradition and try to replicate some of the gorgeous grounds with your own flourishing garden? It’s completely possible to get that enviable English country garden look at home. In fact, here’s exactly how you can do it.
The first step to recreating the luscious grounds is to take note of what the Wimbledon flowers are. This way you can play copycat as much or as little as you wish! See below.
- Hydrangea Magical Amethyst
- Boston Ivy
- Buxus balls and cones
- Euonymus Fortunei Harlequin
- Salvia Amistad
- The Acer
How You Can Create a Wimbledon-Worthy Garden
O.K., this is your moment to shine. Now that you know which blooms the big hitters are playing alongside, you’ve got half the trouble over already. The only thing there’s left to do is figure out how to incorporate and grow these varieties in your garden.
The key here is to choose some of the easier Wimbledon flowers that you’re most familiar with. Campanulas, roses, hydrangeas, and salvia are all varieties you’ve seen before and can thus likely learn to care for. Place these “easier” varieties in containers so that you can expertly place them around the garden, creating a flourishing feel. Also, depending on what your landscape’s current state is like, you may also want to use some of the above Wimbledon flowers to build up beautiful borders. Remember to mix in some long-blooming summer perennials, too, if you want even more character and colour.
Creating a Wimbledon-worthy garden doesn’t need to take a horticulturist—it just takes a little attention to detail and listening to the needs of your plants, no matter what varieties they are. After you plant your Wimbledon flowers, don’t forget to get in on Rozanne’s Inner Circle for more inside scoop like this.