A Centenary Garden for Captain R.F. Scott
Designed by Mo Dorken and Cardiff Council Parks Service
The inspiration for this garden is the centenary of Captain Scott’s courageous polar expedition that set sail from Cardiff for the South Pole in June 1910. The spirit of the times is captured in the garden. With formal topiary and box hedging, it reflects the Edwardian affluence of Cardiff’s industrialists and ship owners and their grand houses and gardens surrounding Cardiff bay.
The garden is dominated by a sculpture centred in radiating lines of latitude to record Scott’s adventures and exploration of the South Pole, softened by a more contemporary planting of lavender and grasses to represent the Cardiff of today.
This garden has been awarded a Silver Flora medal by the RHS.
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