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.
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