1922-23 – Dunira, near Comrie, Perthshire

SM 52 – Sep 15

This article is an extract from James Pulham in Scotland, previously published in The Rock Garden Magazine #131, in July 2013

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The final currently known Pulham site in Scotland is Dunira, near Comrie, in Perthshire, of which very little now remains.   Like Mount Stuart – see Site of the Moth #50, Jul 15 – these gardens were designed by one of the greatest English landscape artists of all time, Thomas Mawson, and they were also one of the very few gardens constructed by James Pulham and Son after the First World War. Continue reading “1922-23 – Dunira, near Comrie, Perthshire”

1898 – Mount Stuart, Argyll and Bute

SM 50 – Jul 15

This article is an extract from James Pulham in Scotland, previously published in The Rock Garden Magazine #131, in July 2013

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James Pulham and Son worked with the eminent landscape architect, Thomas Mawson, on a number of occasions.   Their first collaboration was in Belle Vue Park, Newport, Monmouthshire, in 1893 – the first contract that Mawson was awarded for a municipal park project – and they evidently got on well because, when the 3rd Marquess of Bute commissioned Mawson to design a new garden for him to the west of his house at Mount Stuart in 1898, he invited James 2 to work with him again.   Continue reading “1898 – Mount Stuart, Argyll and Bute”

1894-98 – The Parks in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

SM 39 – Aug 14

At about the same time that he was completing his commission at Belle Vue Park, in Newport, Monmouthshire – see Chapter 20 in Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – Thomas Mawson was awarded contracts for the design of Hanley Park and Burslem Park in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for which he again involved the Pulhams for the construction of some rockwork features. Continue reading “1894-98 – The Parks in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire”