The Reimagined Past

Regeneration Gardens

Did you know...

  • This garden shows a clever division of space with small yew hedges and low walls providing strong diagonals – without obscuring the view
  • Ferns, hellebores, bergenias and heucheras make a long-lasting and richly-textured tapestry of colour and interest.

About the Garden

The Reimagined Past champions the ideas of influential gardener William Robinson, who rejected the elaborate and ordered planting of the Victorian era in favour of the 'wild garden'. Planting only with sustainable perennials, his ecologically sound principles continue to have great relevance today.
Alongside the sustainable planting the garden is a celebration of repurposed household artefacts that are used in quirky and surprising ways. The paving, walls and garden furniture are constructed from reclaimed materials. Why not have a fireplace in your garden? Or decorative drain covers for paving?
The offset inner garden evokes the formality and order of the Victorian era with a visual representation of a parterre.  At each corner the eye is drawn to freer, looser planting of perennials that thrive in South Wales.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.