Postcard of The Carpet Gardens, Eastbourne


Garden Museum

Garden Museum
London, United Kingdom

This postcard, posted in 1905, shows The Carpet Gardens on Eastbourne’s promenade. Carpet bedding is the planting of blooming plants close together into a clear design. The practice began in the Victoria era and was popular in the early 20th century. These public displays attracted people into town parks and were used to cultivate a sense of civic pride, showcasing written messages and emblems, as well as new ideas. The Eastbourne Carpet Gardens were made in 1880 and are still there today.


  • Title: Postcard of The Carpet Gardens, Eastbourne
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Location Created: Unknown

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