The Golden Age of gardening at Powis
In the early 1800s, Powis passed first to the son, then the grandson of Robert Clive, the man who brought India into the British Empire. In their hands the garden was returned to ‘the most complete and perfect state of repair’.
Lady Violet’s creation
Violet relocated the entire kitchen garden, glasshouses and all, to a new position behind the Wilderness ridge. On its empty footprint she made a new Formal Garden, suitable for large social occasions or children’s play.