Edgeworth's Garden


Maria Edgeworth Centre Garden

Outside the Maria Edgeworth Centre is a grassy area with path and seating and along the walls you can find the Centre Garden. These pages give you details of the plants in that Garden.

Sedum_Autumn_Joy garden plant

Sedum Autumn Joy

Sedum Autumn Joy will bring fabulous colour to a mixed border or cottage garden in late summer. It produces neat clumps and long-lasting vivid flowers. A great plant for suppressing weeds and growing between gaps in pavements. 

Sedums are highly attractive to butterflies and insects. 

They make an excellent cut flower and are often used in fresh floral arrangements. A trouble free easy gardening plant.

Sedum is also known as baby tears or stonecrop.

There are more than 400 different types of Sedum. They are often planted in graveyards because they require very little maintenance or watering and are resistant to slugs. They are all succulents that store water in their leaves.

Sedum is a symbol of good fortune and prosperity and it is believed that growing Sedum will give you positive energy. Tortoises love to eat Sedum leaves. 

The fresh crushed leaves of sedum are used in traditional herbal medicine are used to alleviate skin conditions like itchy rashes, warts and acne. 

Sedum leaves have a mild peppery flavour and can be eaten in salads and stir-frys. Eat in moderation as they are also a laxative.

Sedums can be propagated by dividing the clumps or by planting leaves and offsets. They grow best in a sunny spot in well drained soil, the front of a well drained border is ideal.