Avondale Park ( London ) floral lawn.

After hundreds of years of dominance in garden and landscape design , the lawn is under attack , perhaps it’s time to ditch the grass lawn in favour of a more colourful – and lower-maintenance – floral lawn or grow fruit and veggies instead . These pictures from Avondale Park in London show how a floral lawn could work, and highlight some of the plants to use.

The new floral lawn at Avondale Park near Notting Hill in London has been created by Lionel Smith of the University of Reading.Species featured in the lawn include bronze-leaved bugle (Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’), unusual pink dandelions (Taraxacum pseudoroseum) and big, blowsy, red daisies. There’s also a smattering of Corsican mint (Mentha requienii), which releases its scent when crushed underfoot.Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow', Mazus reptans, Cotula hispida, Lotus maculatus

Floral lawn at Avondale Park, London

visit  grassfreelawns.co.uk  for more information or the original article at the GuardianFloral lawn at Avondale Park, London

Floral lawn at Avondale Park, London

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