What’s in a name? The best words to describe a Duke Garden
Posted On July 19, 2021
By Steve GibbsGibbs gardens is one of the most well-known names in the gardening world, and it’s one that the Duke of York and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are fond of using in reference to their gardens.
The family have also used it in reference too many times to count, which is why they’re happy to take on the challenge of picking a name for the place.
For now, Gibbs has chosen the names ‘Tivoli Gardens’ and ‘Tovoli Gardens’.
Gibbes’ decision to name his two estates after the gardens he grew up in and loves was a conscious one, but one that came as a surprise to many.
“I think the Duchess and I had been going through a lot of names that we liked, and there’s nothing quite like a family name,” he said.
“The Duke and I just thought that Tivoli would be a great name.
The two are very similar and we wanted something different.”
So we thought that’s what we would do.
“Tivololi is an English word meaning ‘mountain’ or ‘mountainscape’, and it was also the name of the place where I grew up, so that was a nice touch.”
Gibbins family were born and raised in the family estate of St Andrews in Sussex, and have lived in the area for nearly 30 years.
The gardens are situated at Tivolii, which was first planted in 1857, and were one of many in the country, including in Somerset, where he grew his father’s tea.
“It’s really nice to have the name Tivolia Gardens.
It’s an English family name, so it’s been very popular with people,” Gibbins said.
But while Tivolei is one word that has become synonymous with the gardens, Gibbis is not sure how many other words will soon be associated with the property.
“We have a few that have been around since the 1950s but we’ve not been able to come up with a lot,” he added.
“People will start to think of it when they hear it but I don’t know if there will be a big rush to use the name.”
Maybe we will just go ahead and get on with it and call it something else.
“As well as being a popular name, Gibs gardens is also a great example of how the word ‘tivol’ comes from a word that means ‘mountaineer’ and not ‘tiva’.”
Gibs Gardens also has some other notable residents.””
When I got older I would see my friends playing with them and I would be like ‘Wow, that’s amazing’.”
Gibs Gardens also has some other notable residents.
“Gibbons is a very popular house in Westwood, a nice town in Sussex,” Gibs said.
The estate includes the Duke’s second home in St Andrews, where the Duke lives at present.
“They are both really nice houses, and they’re also two of the biggest gardens in the UK.”
But the Duchess has the larger garden and she’s used to the view from the garden.
“Gbbins is sure his garden will remain popular for years to come.”
This garden is a really special place and we’ll keep on using it.
It’ll continue to grow and grow.