Herbaceous Border

Our renowned ‘Herbaceous Border’ is a striking display of perennial and herbaceous plants that runs parallel to the river Taff, from the Summerhouse Café to the site of Blackfriars Friary. It was first established in the 1950s by the park superintendent William Nelmes and was originally both sides of the pathway but was reduced in size and turned in to a series of island beds in the 1990s

It blooms throughout much of the year and our gardeners and horticultural apprentices work tirelessly on weeding and tending to the beds and the result is a magnificent display from spring to autumn every year.