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Be inspired by our Coastal Room

Living by the coast in towns like Blackpool, Morecambe and Lytham St Annes offers beautiful sea views and picturesque walks but it can also present gardening challenges. Our team has created a dedicated Coastal Room in our outdoor plant area to showcase plants that thrive in windswept and salty seaside conditions. Whether you’re looking to add a splash of colour, create year-round interest or grow hardy plants that can withstand the elements, our Coastal Room has everything you need. Let’s explore some fantastic plant options that are perfect for your coastal garden.

Plants for Coastal Gardens

Agapanthus ‘Pino’ & ‘Firework’

Known for its trumpet-shaped striking blue or white flowers, Agapanthus is a hardy plant that can withstand salty sea air. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, making it an excellent choice for coastal gardens. Plant Agapanthus in clusters for a dramatic display of colour during the summer months.

Buddleja ‘Butterfly Candy Little Ruby’

A Buddleja produces fragrant, ruby-red flowers with a sweet light honey scent that attract butterflies and bees. ‘Butterfly Candy Little Ruby’ is compact and perfect for small spaces, thriving in well-drained soil and full sun.

Erigeron ‘Big Blue’

This charming perennial, also known as ‘Sea Holly’, produces striking lilac-blue, thistle like flowers. Erigeron is perfect for rockeries, borders, and gaps in walls. It’s drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soil, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

Hydrangea ‘French Bolero Pink’

A showstopper with its large, pink flower heads, Hydrangea ‘French Bolero Pink’ thrives in coastal gardens, adding a touch of elegance and colour. It prefers well-drained soil and partial shade, making it a versatile addition to your garden.


Rhodanthemum ‘Casablanca’ & ‘Zagora Orange’

Rhodanthemum is a delightful perennial that produces masses of white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres. It’s perfect for rockeries and borders and grows well in poor, well-drained soils. We have two varieties available ‘Casablanca’ and ‘Zagora Orange’. This plant is highly tolerant of coastal conditions and adds a bright, cheerful splash of colour to any garden.

Salvia ‘Bumblesky’ & ‘Black and Bloom’

Salvia varieties like ‘Bumblesky’ and ‘Black and Bloom’ are celebrated for their long-lasting blooms and ability to attract pollinators. They thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, making them a great choice for coastal gardens.

Scabiosa ‘Flutter White Pure’

Known for its large white pincushion-like flowers, Scabiosa is a hardy plant that attracts butterflies and bees, making it perfect accompaniment for a wildlife-friendly garden. Scabiosa is drought-tolerant and flourishes in well-drained soils, providing a long season of interest. They’re disease-resistant and prefer full sun.

Veronica ‘Blue Dwarf’

This compact hardy perennial is known for its vibrant blue spikes of flowers. Veronica ‘Blue Dwarf’ is perfect for borders and rockeries, and thrives in well-drained soil. It’s a great choice for adding a swathe of blue to your coastal garden.

Our Top 10 Plants for a Coastal Garden

We’ve specially selected 10 plants that are perfect for a coastal garden with tones of the ocean, blues, greens and purples.

Agapanthus, Nepeta, Rhodanthemum, Festuca, Lavender, Ceanothus, Scabiosa, Spirea, Elaeagnus and Erigeron.

Please note, we might not always have the stock listed, and some varieties may be unavailable or swapped for similar alternatives. Ask our team for guidance!

Creating Your Coastal Garden

When designing your coastal garden, consider the following tips:
Soil Preparation: Coastal soils are often sandy and free-draining. Enhance soil fertility with organic matter or compost.
Shelter: Use hardy shrubs and hedges to create windbreaks, protecting more delicate plants.
Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch to retain moisture and improve soil structure.
Watering: While coastal plants are often drought-tolerant, regular watering during establishment is crucial.

At Barton Grange, our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer expert advice and help you select the perfect plants for your coastal garden. Visit our advice centre!

Happy Gardening!