Westbury Manor Museum Garden – Hampshire Cultural Trust

Hampshire Cultural Trust

The large windows at the back of Westbury Manor Museum look out onto the Victorian style public garden, the design based on the 1850’s when there was a great interest in garden design and when many new plants were being introduced into this country from far flung places across the world.

The garden is laid out as a compass rose with England (the house) at its centre with plants from South East Asia, the Pacific, China, and North America in the borders. Many of these plants may be familiar to the keen gardener of today but were new and exciting in the 19th century.

The garden contains many of the features associated with Victorian gardens such as a Cottage Garden, Ribbon Borders, circular island beds, Rose Beds and Rose arbour, gravel walks, urns, and a sundial.