Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Tradescants

I’d just finished writing a post about something I’d seen at the Garden Museum when I  realised there might be some readers who wouldn’t know anything about the subject and would need a bit of background. So I started writing … Continue reading

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William Goldring and Asylums

At the end of last year I wrote about the work of William Goldring, a prolific landscape and garden designer who died in 1919. Apart from his private commissions  and work on  public parks he was also involved in the … Continue reading

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The Other London Zoo OR Vesuvius and a parachuting monkey

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new menagerie that was set up during the French Revolution in Paris’s  Jardin des Plantes which helped put science rather than entertainment centre stage. This led to pressure for London to have … Continue reading

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Dickensian Gardens

A few weeks back I was going to write about the way Dickens used gardens in his books, but ended up writing about the man himself and his garden at Gad’s Hill, so today I’m going to try again.  I’m … Continue reading

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