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Postcard of Capet Garden, Southport

This postcard shows a carpet garden in Hesketh Park, Southport, with a geometric design. 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.

Ref: 2019.039

Materials

Paper and ink

Theme

Postcards

Year

c.1920

Collection No:

2019.039