Key plants in The Bridgerton Garden

These blooms have been chosen because they are representative of themes of confidence, new beginnings and the evolution of new seasons of life which aligns with Penelope Featherington’s journey. The relatively undone and whimsical planting gives an informal and natural feeling

Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’

Digitalis ‘Pink Panther’ and Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’. With its tall, sophisticated spires, the digitalis has been chosen for its interest, its benefit to wildlife and its appropriate placement in a woodland garden.


Offering magnificent textural displays, ferns are a common sight in country and woodland-inspired gardens and thus feature heavily in this garden. Examples of ferns to be used include: Blechnum spicant, dryopteris affinis agg and asplenium scolopendrium.

Ulmus minor var. suberosa

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This specimen tree offers a majestic display with interesting, deeply grooved and blocky bark chosen specifically to help build atmosphere.

Rosa ‘White Pet’

Given roses are frequently seen throughout Bridgerton, Rosa ‘White Pet’ has been chosen to add a touch of romance and enchantment to the moongate and dry stone walling.

Hedera helix

Excellent for wildlife, ivy provides charm and helps tell the story of an aged garden as it climbs over the moongate walls and up the trunks of trees.

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