This plant, found between the Peel Moat entrance and the bowling pavilion is the Acanthus mollis. It also goes by the popular name of ‘Bear’s Breeches.’
Bears Breeches is a deciduous perennial and grows in clumps, It can reach a height and spread of 1.5m x 1.5m – and can spread. This plant sports shiny, deeply lobed dark green leaves. In the summer, as shown here in the picture, it provides a lovely upright display of white flowers with purple shading (also known as erect racemes of white flower with purple bracts) on purple-tinted stems. It is drought-tolerant and can grow in partial shade, so it is perfectly placed under the trees along this side of the park.