Who doesn’t love the Mediterranean? Just the name evokes a feeling of escape, relaxation and, well, holidays. Yes, it’s the climate, the warm seas, the amazing food. But the plants really play their part too. Whether it’s iconic trees like Olive, Bay and

Fig, the delicately scented shrubs and plants of Lavender, Thyme and Sage or the flowing grasses and airy perennials such as Stipa Tenuissima and Verbena; all help craft an atmosphere for your garden that magically transports you to those warmer climes.

The Elements

There are a number of key elements that elegantly combine to create your Mediterranean garden.

Informal

A relaxed planting style creates a sense of effortlessness in how the plants combine, creating a flowing effect which carries the eye.

Scented

Scented shrubs and herbs help fill the air with wonderful scents and aromas on a warm summer's evening.

Calming

A calm and simple colour scheme is both pleasing to the eye and the mind.

The Med palette

Sea blue

Lavender purple

Light mauve

Silver grey

Olive green

The Inspiration

Fabbrica, Tuscany

An extraordinary private garden by the renowned designer Luciano Giubbilei - it offers a masterclass in elegantly combining shape, form, plant and flower variety and aromatics. Traditional in its origins, yet modern in its interpretation.

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden

A wonderful, drought-tolerant, Mediterranean-themed garden (which in a previous life was a car park) from one of Britain's most celebrated designers. Beth Chatto was the true expert at transforming spaces using plants adapted by nature to thrive in different, often challenging conditions.

Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice

Led by his expert knowledge of plants suited to a dry climate, designer James Basson created a rich and textural garden on the French Riviera that thrives in dry conditions and delivers on impact, shape and variety.

The Plants

Our designs are created to ensure your garden has real structure, colour and shape, for immediate impact.

It means you’ll receive plants and flowers of all shapes and sizes - from larger, “hero” items for stature and impact, all the way through to smaller “bedding” plants that help fill spaces and bring colour.

Here’s some more detail on the types of plants you can look forward to with The Mediterranean - delivered right to your door and ready for planting.

1. Canopy

A small tree with a canopy such as Pine or Olive provide both height and cover - a centrepiece of the design

2. Shrub

Weighty shrubs such as Astelia and Phillyrea add structure and substance to the design, ensuring immediate shape

3. Height

Elegant, tall perennials such as Verbena and Thalictrum need little space to bring height and impact to the design

4. Statement

Statement plants such as the grass Stipa Tenuissima and the iconic Lavender create flow and movement, with visual stand-out

5. Ground

Ground plants such as Thyme and Omphalodes create carpets of colour that fill gaps and provide beautiful scents too

6. Climber

Climbers such as Sollya and Jasmine help create height, range and coverage against fences and walls

The Designs

Each design in this theme has been carefully curated to give you the perfect balance of statement plants, varying heights and flowering throughout the year, in both shade and sun. This is an example design for a large wide rectangle Instant Bed.

Please note that we create your design based on a range of plants to ensure they best suit your space, aspect and flower bed(s) size - the plants mentioned on this page are representative of the theme but there can be variations!

The Options

We have three different shapes and sizes of the The Mediterranean available with our Instant Beds, designed for both sunny and shady spots within in your garden.

Or, you can go Bespoke if you want something little more personalised.

Wide rectangle

Small: £92

100 x 60 cm - 7 plants

Medium: £188

150 x 80 cm - 15 plants

Large: £380

200 x 100 cm - 25 plants

Slim rectangle

Small: £172

200 x 60 cm - 14 plants

Medium: £380

250 x 80 cm - 25 plants

Large: £460

300 x 100 cm - 33 plants

Corner triangle

Small: £72

80 x 80 cm - 4 plants

Medium: £108

120 x 120 cm - 8 plants

Large: £284

180 x 180 cm - 18 plants

Top tip

Our designs are densely planted so if your space is up to 20% bigger than these sizes you can always spread out the plants a little more and you will still have a beautiful, professional-looking flower bed.

What you'll get

1

Delivery

Everything delivered to your door by a member of the Dig team
2

Plants

All plants clearly-labeled, ready for planting
3

Planting plan

An easy-to-follow planting plan, colour coded with the plants
4

Dig Club

Membership to Dig Club for tips, reminders, and follow-ups to keep your garden looking great

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