Jinny Blom's gardens at Temple Guiting, a 15th-century manor in Gloucestershire, England, won her a Pinnacle Award, with dry-stone walls that divide the 14-acre site into 18 "rooms," each with a distinct style and story to tell.
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Hornbeams, pleached (trimmed to create a hedgelike effect) help to enclose the space while creating a firm sense of perspective. Below them, the blowy shapes and delicate colors of Iris germanica 'Jane Phillips' and Iris sibirica 'White Swan,' along with pink dianthus 'Mrs Simkins' and lavender at the front, contrast the rigor of the traditional Cotswold dry-stone walls (visible on the far side of the yew).