Blake’s heaven: Hunting Brook in Co Wicklow is the pride and joy of Jimi Blake

Blake is never afraid to experiment with all things exotic and eye-catching

20th September, 2015
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Idiosyncratic, dynamic, bold: all words that are often used to describe Hunting Brook, the Wicklow garden of plantsman Jimi Blake. The ever-changing, sun-baked borders and shady vales are where Jimi experiments with planting combinations and trials new varieties of plants.

This year, the garden took on a more exotic theme than previous years. “I’m really enjoying the exotic look that I’ve given it this year,” said Blake. “Cannas are just coming into flower; I haven’t...

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