I am greatly indebted to Peter Hobbs, the current owner of St Albans Court, for permission to publish an article that he has written based on his research into the history of his gardens.
A PULHAM GARDEN REDISCOVERED IN NONINGTON, KENT.
(An edited version of this article is in Archaeologia Cantiana 138 2017 291-299) Continue reading “c1877 – St Albans Court, Nonington, Kent”
SM 38 – Jul 14
Bletchley Park, fifty miles northwest of London, became the home of Herbert Leon, a wealthy City of London financier, stockbroker, newspaper proprietor, company director and MP. He built the mansion as a home for his family in 1883, and developed sixty acres of the surrounding land into a country estate. The Gardeners’ Chronicle reported in 1893 that, in ten years, Sir Herbert had: Continue reading “1885-93 – Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire”
The Master Builders of Britain’s Rock Gardens
Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy
Rock Gardens, Grottoes, Ferneries, Follies, Fountains and Garden Ornaments
Garden Art Press, 2012
ISBN 978 – 1 – 87067 – 376 – 1
J.R.Pulham, Secretary to the Committee of the Alpine Garden Society at the end of World War Two, was the last of a dynasty of four James Pulhams who, in turn, led a company manufacturing garden ornaments and constructing rock gardens, water features and ferneries. Continue reading “The Alpine Gardener – September 2012”
A Miscellany of Trips
The last few weeks have been very eventful, featuring a number of trips of one form or another, involving:
- A visit to Preston, nr Canterbury, to look at a beautiful Pulham garden that, for some reason or another, managed to evade all the Pulham databases, so it can now be officially recorded for the first time.
- A potentially disastrous trip on a trip to London.
- A personal trip to a Pulhamite Celebration at Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk, and
- A very successful trip at Shipton Court, Shipton-under-Wychwood, with the Oxfordshire Gardens Trust. Continue reading “News Update – June ’13”