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Postcard of The Carpet Gardens, Eastbourne

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.

Ref: 2019.083

Materials

Paper and ink

Theme

Postcards

Year

1905

Collection No:

2019.083