The Royal Pavilion garden is perfect for summer strolls and getting away from city life! Robert Hill-Snook, Head Gardener gives ten unknown facts about the garden!
1. The Pavilion Garden is the only completely restored Regency Garden in the Country.
2. The inspiration for the garden came from the Countryside hence, the style is called nature assisted or picturesque with the garden framing the views of the Pavilion.
3. Due to its naturalness and many native plants, the garden is a haven for wildlife. The grass is kept longer in keeping with Regency principles.
4. The RSPB have counted many different birds in the garden it is an important migratory stop-off for many birds.
5. The garden is managed on organic principles, no weed killers or pesticides are used.
6. The garden is predominately green with many evergreens and shrubberies for birds and insects to thrive in. A Monarch Butterfly has recently been sighted in the garden.
7. The groups of flowers act as jewels against the evergreens and are mainly single flowers which is easier for insects to gather pollen. Double flowers were not introduced until after the regency period.
8. The early 1800’s when the garden was first created it was the beginning of the great plant hunters, hence there are new introduction of plants called exotics but no modern hybrids. The plants are from Asia and the Americas.
9. The garden is maintained by a garden manager and a part-time assistant. A group of dedicated volunteers help with the maintenance of the garden.
10. The garden is a wonderful public space for all to enjoy and is open all year round!