The plants are displayed in the Italian garden, adjoining garden and tea room area.
Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a truly remarkable woman whose life was dedicated to helping the poor by improving their quality of life through social reforms and public health pioneering.
Octavia’s environmental campaigns resulted in the retention and creation of urban and country open spaces, parks and city corners. Octavia’s strong beliefs in the importance of clean ‘open spaces’ for the well being of individuals, led her to become one of the co-founders of the National Trust.
More information on Octavia Hill's life and work can be found here on the National Trust web site.