The name Bloom and Bressingham have over more than 50 years become synonymous with plants with over 8,000 species and varieties planted in the gardens at Bressingham. Alan Bloom and his helper Percy Piper were responsible for raising and introducing over 150 perennials, and the tradition has been continued by his son Adrian, son in law Jaime Blake, and grandson Jason.

The plants we want to feature are what we believe to be some of the best garden plants among the thousands we could choose from (see Adrian Bloom’s Best). Although perennials and grasses will be strongly featured other groups will be added to our list, with sufficient information to be a helpful guide to gardeners.