In front of the Kuznya building you will find a large grass and herb garden, which separates the recreation terrace from the noisy children’s playground.
In 2018 the grass and herb garden was given a refresh in the style of New Perennials — natural-looking flowerbeds filled with various types of grass and perennials from different parts of the world. The plants are sown in large groups with particular attention paid to when they flower, and for how long. The adaptability of the plants to the local prevailing climatic conditions is crucial to the flowerbeds’ success.
Centre stage at New Holland’s grasses garden is taken by Woodland Sage (Salvia nemorosa), sending its bright purple streaks throughout the flowerbed, and a variety of grasses between 40cm and 2m in height. Standalone perennials create striking accents of colour, passing the baton from one to another throughout the season. As a result, the garden’s aspect is continually changing — even a month after your last visit, you may come back and not even recognise it.