The Royal Pavilion and its extraordinary interiors and collections have been the subject of much study. As a building of international importance it is unique in Britain in being run by a local authority. This is the first attempt to record the development of its setting. The Regency garden's evolution and the theories behind its creation are explained here, with reference to period publications. Drawings of the plants used in the restored gardens show the cycle of flowers throughout the seasons, an innovation at the time.The plant combinations offer inspiration to visitors and gardeners today.