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Alpines are the perfect choice for a rock garden. Originating from high altitude regions with good drainage they are tolerant of cold, dry winters.

Designing and building a rock garden can take both time and effort, however a large garden is not essential as it is possible create a rock garden in almost all size plot. Popular plant choices include Arabis, Aubrieta, , Dianthus and Geum to name but a few, for even more options consider also smaller groundcover shrubs.

The best time to construct your rock garden is autumn and winter, perfect for when there is less to do in the garden. Spring iremains the optimum season to plant given the wider range of plants are available at this time. Always try to have your rock garden established before the winter weather arrives in winter.


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