In our Hardy Plant Group in Kent we have long held a 'Talking Plants' where small groups visit each others gardens. Gardens vary and are invariably interesting but every now and again you meet someone who has such an eye for plants and planting that it is quite humbling. These are pictures taken in a good friend's garden down on the south coast. You could say that the garden is architectural but that nowhere captures the harmony of the planting and design. It is more a garden you might find in California or Spain (and they often travel to the latter), but fits very happily on a sunny day in the UK.