1845 – Bayfordbury, near Hertford, Hertfordshire

SM 55 – Dec 15

In 1845 – three years after he created his first ever rock garden for John Warner at ‘Woodlands’, in Hoddesdon – James 2 was awarded his first landscaping commission by William Robert Baker to build a rockery and rose garden at his imposing Georgian and Regency mansion at Bayfordbury, on the outskirts of Hertford.  Continue reading “1845 – Bayfordbury, near Hertford, Hertfordshire”

1827-49 – Working with Thomas Smith

SM 43 – Dec 14

Introduction

Chapters 1 and 2 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy deals with the early years in the lives and work of the Pulham family, but there was insufficient space available to go into too much detail about their building projects with Thomas Smith.   The purpose of this month’s ‘Site of the Month’ feature is to fill in some of the gaps. Continue reading “1827-49 – Working with Thomas Smith”