Three renegade designers add a modern sensibility to the time-honored English garden style.

Preferred Plants

"I'm strong on color," Blom says, but to avoid harshness she seeks out in-between shades that suit the well-aged tones of a historic setting: mulberry-pink astrantia, cerise "Comte de Chambord" roses, terra-cotta foxtail lilies and dusky magenta lychnis.

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Pictured: Clustering tall specimens produces an unexpectedly lacy boundary.