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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Wisteria on the West Dean Pergola in May
The Edwardian Pergola in summer. Image credit Trevor Sims
West Dean Gardens 100m Pergola in July
West Dean Gardens 100m Pergola in July
West Dean Gardens 100m Pergola in July
Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva' on display next to the Pergola
Wisteria covering the Pergola. Image credit Trevor Sims
The Edwardian Pergola in autumn. Image credit: Judi Lion

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