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Bold and colourful garden

A garden for colour and passion

Pink and white heart shaped flowers against a brick background Photograph by Harriet Maxwell

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.

Old fashioned greenhouse Photograph by Harriet Maxwell

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 flowers in pink and white against a brick wall Photograph by Harriet Maxwell

White bleeding heart

Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba'

White bleeding heart flowers Photograph by Harriet Maxwell


Myrtus communis

Myrtle plant Photograph by Harriet Maxwell

Daffodil 'Falconent'

Narcissus 'Falconet' 

Falconet Narcissi yellow flowers Photograph by Harriet Maxwell

Sow a seed appeal

Help us replant our gardens