Summer bedding on the Osborne terraces

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought the Osborne estate on the Isle of Wight in 1845, and there they created a private home away from court life. Victoria used Osborne for over 50 years, entertaining foreign royalty and visiting ministers, and finding solace there after Albert’s death in 1861. Today, many of the rooms are still filled with original furniture and works of art, while the planting in the grounds is to Albert’s designs.
The summer bedding scheme for the terraces at Osborne usually includes Victorian favourites, such as fuschsias and pelargoniums contrasted with gold, silver and variegated foliage plants.


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