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Bold and colourful garden

A garden for colour and passion


A passion for gardening exploded in the 1800s.

As construction techniques improved, greenhouses became more affordable. Their popularity expanded the variety of plants that could be grown by amateur gardeners.

Museum of the Home Greenhouse

Brightly-coloured flowers were planted in displays called carpet bedding, as they resembled the busy floral carpets of the Victorian home.

As people spent increasing amounts of leisure time in the garden, the link between gardens and wellbeing became recognised. 

Bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Bleeding heart

White bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'



Myrtus communis

Victorian Myrtle900

Daffodil 'Falconent'

Narcissus 'Falconet' 

Victorian Falconet Narcissi 2

Sow a seed appeal

Help us replant our gardens