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Owen Thomas 2: from Chatsworth to Windsor.

This is the second part of the story of Owen Thomas, the son of an Anglesey labourer who rose to the peak of the horticultural profession and became Queen Victoria’s gardener at Windsor and Frogmore.  Last week’s post finished with his … Continue reading

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KIP & KNYFF: Part 1: Knyff

To most people “Kip & Knyff”  sounds like a bit like a Victorian music hall act, but say “Kip and Knyff” to a garden or architectural historian and they will instantly  picture a bird’s eye view of a great English … Continue reading

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Harry Higgott Thomas

Harry Higgott Thomas was a man you probably haven’t heard of. If he’d stuck to his first career choice – working in a bank – there’s no reason why you ever would have done.  But, he changed careers, went to train … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane and gardens … continued

In a recent post I looked at Pitzhanger, the country retreat of Sir John Soane.  But Soane was interested in gardens at several other levels. Firstly he designed garden buildings, publishing a series of ideas and plans for seats, temples, tea … Continue reading

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