Tag Archives: George Elgood

Gardening Good Taste…according to The Studio

Some people [including me] are lucky enough to have found a second career after retirement by turning their hobbies into work or at least almost full time voluntary activity.   One such was Charles Holme who, after a successful career  in textiles, … Continue reading

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Ernest Arthur Rowe: Painting the Old English Garden

I’ve been surprised over the five years I’ve been writing this blog how much people enjoy reading about obscure [to the modern day at least]  artists from the great golden age of gardening and garden painting. Posts on Beatrice Parsons … Continue reading

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Edward Adveno Brooke and “The Gardens of England”

One of my favourite places to work and take students is the Lindley Library, part of the Royal Horticultural Society. It’s  interesting when taking groups there noticing how different things attract and appeal to different people. One book however always … Continue reading

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George Elgood: Enchantment of the highest order

This post is about George Elgood.  Unless you have pored over old arthouse auction catalogues or spent time looking at watercolours on provincial gallery walls he’s someone you’ve probably never heard of. He might look a typically mildly eccentric Victorian gent but … Continue reading

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