Herbaceous Border

The herbaceous border in Greenwich Park, located at the front of the historic Queen's House, is London's largest herbaceous border. The 200 metre long border dates back to 1925.


In 2013, The Royal Parks appointed award-winning garden designer Chris Beardshaw to completely redesign the border.

The designs reveal that the herbaceous border will be split into sections with yew shaped hedges reflecting the proportions of the historic building behind, each section having its own colour scheme. Examples of the types of plants you'll find in the border include:

Herbaceus Border - Chris Beardshaw and Graham Dear
Graham Dear, Park Manager for Greenwich Park with
award winning Chelsea Flower Show designer Chris Beardshaw