With their well-manicured lawns and gardens of traditional plants and flowers these gardens have always caught the eyes of gardeners and visitors alike. These gardens seemed well suited and irreplaceable in the minds and hearts of gardeners throughout the UK. Well-trimmed shrubs that outlined the English garden much like the walls of a castle protecting its inhabitants, the hedgerows protected the beautiful contents growing within its interior such as the classical English roses and other traditional annuals and perennials.
Many of these classical English gardens provided large greenhouses stationed nearby to be the workstations that provide the planting preparation, plant care throughout the season, and end of the season winter storage space for these famous favorite selected plants that reward the eyes of the visitor throughout the growing season.
Many of the sub-tropical and tropical plants such as plumerias were dismissed from gardener's plans because conventional wisdom believed it was impossible to grow these beautiful exotic plants and their companion plants outside their native habitat, and thus were not suitable for the temperate climate found throughout the UK.
Modern thinking has changed this long held view.