The Wedgwood Garden

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Did you know...

  • Jo selected the Yorkshire stone used throughout from the Scout Moor Quarry in Greater Manchester. Most of it retains its natural forms but with the bench and table cut to provide a clean, flat surface
  • The pale yellow flowers of Trollius and primulas add bright spotlights to the darker planting with russet shades from Iris 'Carnival Time' and I. 'Kent Pride'
  • Jo's design for the sculptural pavilion was bought to life by a team at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Bronze amature which bends in different directions is linked with copper chain

About the garden

Towards the late 18th century, secret gardens and tea gardens were the perfect destination to socialise, enjoy nature and drink tea. The Wedgwood Garden is a modern interpretation of these leisurely spaces where there is a true sense of British fun and luxury.

It is designed specifically as a garden for a woman, with an ephemeral pavilion that appears to dance over a stream, which meanders through harmonious planting and naturalistic rocks and boulders. The space can be entered via openings in the planting at the garden’s edges and the sensory experience of smooth stone underfoot is immediately apparent.

An almost undetectable path leads the visitor towards the bronze pavilion. On entering, a sunken area leads to stepping stones across a pond where a bench has been placed, from which the whole garden can be viewed and enjoyed.

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