Gardens and gardeners are the subject of today’s Timeout.

The Royal Pavilion Gardens are among Brighton’s most popular green spaces.

The gardens are pictured here in 1991, both as a wet, muddy wasteland and an idyllic sun trap, complete with deckchairs and sunbathers.

The Pavilion Gardens are among only a few fully restored Regency gardens in the country.

They were originally landscaped and planted from 1815, but during the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century they were altered almost beyond recognition.

It was not until the early 1990s that they were restored to architect John Nash’s original plans, conforming as closely as possible to the original list of plants supplied to George IV.

The palace was structurally restored at the same time.

Gardener Albert Lear is pictured, left, hard at work in Hove in 1969.

He is tending to the Welsh dragon in the floral clock at Palmeira Square.

The Welsh dragon design was added to the gardens to celebrate the investiture of the Prince of Wales.

On July 1 1969, a 20-year-old Prince Charles received the insignia as the 21st Prince of Wales from The Queen.

Also pictured today is actor Clive Dunn with his mother Connie Clive.

Mr Dunn is perhaps best known for playing Lance Corporal Jones in TV’s Dad’s Army.

They are standing outside the Winter Garden theatre in Eastbourne in 1983. The doors to the Winter Garden are now closed until spring 2019 as they are undergoing renovation as part of the £44 million Devonshire Park Project.

Another entertainer features in our main picture today – singer Douglas Byng is shown when he was guest of honour at a Friends of the Royal Pavilion garden party in 1983.