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.
Thomas Harris, born in Worcestershire in 1885, was a gardener at Camden Park from 1913 to 1938.
Published Aug 16, 2012 - 11:09 AM | Last updated Aug 16, 2012 - 12:09 PM
Edmund Blake is important in the history of Camden Park gardens, where he was employed as a gardener from 1837 until probably at least 1867. William Macarthur named three hybrid plants in his honour, Passiflora ‘Blakei’, Gladiolus ‘Blakei’ and Erythrina ‘Blakei, testament to the high regard in which he was held. Erythrina ‘Blakei’ has survived to this day. It is a magnificent shrub worthy of a place in any large garden.
Published Apr 03, 2010 - 02:35 PM | Last updated Aug 14, 2012 - 04:55 PM