300ft Edwardian Pergola West Dean Gardens near Chichester

Edwardian Pergola

The impressive 100 metre long Edwardian pergola was designed by Harold Peto and needed extensive restoration after the 1987 storm and lead to a completely new planting scheme. Running east-west across the North Lawn it is now host to many varieties of magnolia, clematis, rose and honeysuckle.

Interior herbaceous borders are planted with a wide variety of hostas, pelargoniums, ferns, iris, dicentras and spring bulbs. The Gazebo at the west end of the pergola features a mosaic floor of knapped flints interspersed with horses' molars.

The amphitheatre to the north is used for theatrical open-air performances in the summer period.

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