Monthly Archives: September 2020

Kensington goes Italian

Last week I wrote the background story of the Royal Horticultural Society’s magnificent but short-lived gardens in South Kensington, and today I want to follow up with an account of the gardens themselves designed by William Andrews Nesfield. When I sat … Continue reading

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Andrew Murray & the Lost Gardens of Kensington

Who was Andrew Murray I can hear you asking and how did he lose a garden, especially one in Kensington?  Well, of course he didn’t actually personally  lose the garden, but he did record it before it was lost.  A … Continue reading

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Hollyhocks

  Some flowers – like tulips, peonies or roses – are important or famous enough  to have their stories told in books that make the best seller list. But while some others have champions who’ve written about them, or are … Continue reading

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