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carpet bed

A bed of low-growing foliage plants, all of an even height, arranged in patterns that resemble a carpet both in the intricacy of their design and in the uniformity of surface.


Postcard of a greenhouse in Abbey Park, with carpet bedding in the foreground, taken from an oil painting by Geo. S. Ramsey. The date is based on the stamp and the card is franked 1908. Image copyright: Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust.