Formal Bedding in a Dry Future

This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray’s Beautiful Borders below. This border was awarded a gold merit.

English Heritage beautiful border
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Designed by: Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray (Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme Trainees, Audley End)

A visitor to Audley End’s Jacobean-style parterre is likely to be inspired by the colourful and vibrant, Victorian formal bedding.  

This border was designed to show how the same effect can be evoked in a small space, without the use of annuals or the need for frequent watering, in what is becoming an increasingly dry climate.

Illustration by Katie Meyler

With thanks to garden product suppliers

Formal Bedding in a Dry Future

This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders was DOWN YOUR WAY. Find out more about Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray’s Beautiful Borders below. This border was awarded a gold merit.

English Heritage beautiful border
Untitled design - 2022-09-05T120319.219

Designed by: Emma Peirce and Felicity Gray (Historic and Botanic Garden Training Programme Trainees, Audley End)

A visitor to Audley End’s Jacobean-style parterre is likely to be inspired by the colourful and vibrant, Victorian formal bedding.  

This border was designed to show how the same effect can be evoked in a small space, without the use of annuals or the need for frequent watering, in what is becoming an increasingly dry climate.

Illustration by Katie Meyler

With thanks to garden product suppliers


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