Rainbow Borders | COL-4B

Did you hear the recent news story about the garden centre workers who planted 5,000 flowers in the shape of a rainbow outside the hospital in Melrose as a thank you to NHS staff during the pandemic? What a wonderful thing to do – you can read about the project here.

This isn’t the first rainbow border though. In fact, rainbow borders have been planted in gardens for over a hundred years! Creating a garden border with a gradation of colours from red through to violet is a design technique which began with the famous Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

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