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Create your own tropical paradise

Holidays. There’s nothing better than relaxing on a sunbed, surrounded by palm trees with the sun beaming down on you. Whilst tropical weather certainly can’t be guaranteed here in the UK, you can create your own slice of paradise by creating a tropical themed garden. Lush foliage with bright pops of colour and a contemporary feel is what makes a tropical garden so impactful and why people love this gardening style and many tropical plants will quite happily grow in the UK. Keep reading for our top plants for creating your own tropical paradise, whilst not even having to step on to a plane!

Ensete ventricosum Maurelii
Given an RHS Award of Garden Merit, this fast-growing Ethiopian Black Banana is a real showy plant. Giant waxy paddle-shaped green leaves with dark red flushes grow up to 3 metres in length, giving a real ‘wow’ factor as they tower above. A real must have plant for a tropical and exotic garden.

Dahlia Frigoulet
Add a dramatic pop of colour in amongst your tropical foliage…

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