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20th Century Period Garden

Edwardian 1900 -1914


Edwardian period garden at the Geffrye Museum photographed by Mandy Williams

Edwardian period garden - photograph Mandy Williams


During the Edwardian period, the garden became increasingly informal in style, mainly as a reaction against the rigidity of the Victorian bedding system.

Gardens with herbaceous borders and ‘old-fashioned’ flowers became popular, inspired by the profusion and ‘casual’ appearance of cottage gardens and an interest in medieval plants.

Edwardian period garden with pond Pergola, rose, pond, santolina
Photographer: M. Williams

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