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Garden Menageries… 1: Coombe Abbey

As gardeners and garden historians we are used to hearing about the discovery, trade and cultivation of non-native plants. We know that as western Europeans discovered, then traded with and finally conquered much of the rest of the world plant hunters … Continue reading

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Elephants and the royal menagerie…

After a look at mechanical elephants in our parks and gardens I thought perhaps I should look at the place of the real thing there as well.   Garden menageries have a long history: the earliest recorded in Britain from the … Continue reading

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