Essays provide a further dimension to the Hortus. They are divided into four categories; Camden Park House and Gardens, Camden Park Nursery Group, Significant Persons, and Victorian Garden Miscellany. It is intended that Essays will enhance the Hortus by providing a level of detail about the gardens, the people who worked in them, and the plants that would be inappropriate for any individual plant profile.
Roses were very important to the Camden Park gardens, 297 are listed in the Hortus, substantially more than the next largest genus, Camellia with 140 plants. This brief review summarises the major types of rose grown and discusses the change in profile of roses over the decades from 1843 to 1861.
Published Feb 13, 2010 - 03:27 PM | Last updated Jun 27, 2010 - 11:02 AM
Amaryllidaceae was a very significant family of plants in the history of the Camden Park gardens. The following Essay provides a little background to these important plants.
Published Jan 01, 2010 - 05:11 PM | Last updated Jul 30, 2010 - 02:54 PM
If you have tried growing Tropaeolum tricolor from seed you have probably encountered difficulty and obtained a low germination rate. This was certainly my experience before I took this advice.
Published Jan 01, 2010 - 03:33 PM | Last updated Jul 30, 2010 - 03:38 PM