New Motif for Portmeirion Botanic Garden

Portmeirion Botanic Garden

Portmeirion Botanic Garden is updated with new Poppy design

Portmeirion has updated its Botanic Garden range with a new Poppy design.

A firm favourite since it was first introduced in 1972, Botanic Garden is a mixture of floral motifs inspired by a visit to an antiquarian bookseller.

Based around 19th century illustrations, Portmeirion’s co-founder Susan Williams-Ellis added butterflies and other insects to the designs and brought the entire range together with a distinct signature triple-leaf border.

When Portmeirion first introduced there was 32 different motifs. These have been added to over the years and now Botanic Garden now features over 70 designs including 46 flowers. This makes it idea for casual dinning tableware – particularly as if a piece is broken, it can easily be replaced with a different design. Think of it not as a piece lost, but a chance for change.

Named after a poem of the same names Charles Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, Botanic Garden is as fresh todays as it was over 40years ago.