London Landscapes – Autumn / Winter 2012

Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy

Claude Hitching

Published by Garden Art Press, for the Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk 2012 – (RRP 235) ISBN 978-1 -87067-376-1

 During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, as new plants flooded into the UK from around the world, rockeries, and decorative rockwork gained in popularity.   Many were built on a grandiose scale to display rare and unusual alpine and mountain plants, both in private gardens and later in public parks.   A large rockery might have mini-ravines, grottoes, waterfalls and even purpose-built caves.  Continue reading “London Landscapes – Autumn / Winter 2012”

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‘Romance in Stone’

A Special Pulham Memorial Celebration

at Lowewood Museum, Hoddesdon, EN11 8BH

14th January – 29th April, 2017

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  • Latest Update and Programme for the Special Pulham Memorial Exhibition, 14th January – 29th April 2017
  • Two Video Clips
  • Is there Pulhamite in France, and Have we Found one of Pulham’s First Terracotta Pieces?
  • Two Pulham ‘Paris Vases’ find a New Home
  • Updates from two ‘Pulham Castles’
  • How the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped two of Pulham’s Parks
  • Val has the Last Word in Video Interview.

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Thursday, 9th March, 2017, from 9.45 – 4.30

 for The ‘Romance in Stone’ Pulham Memorial Celebration Conference

The Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon, EN11 8BE

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Tuesday, 11th April, 2017, at 8.00 p.m.

for The Cuffley Industrial Heritage Society

Northaw Village Hall, 5 Northaw Road West, Northaw, EN6 4NW

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Check out the principal People and Places – plus a few selected photographs – featured in each Chapter of ‘Rock Landscapes’
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1899 – Coombe Wood, Croydon, Surrey

SM 09 – Feb 12

Coombe Estate, Croydon, Surrey, was purchased by Arthur Lloyd c1898.   He built a new 20-room mansion, and made a number of improvements to the existing gardens, including the construction of an ornamental rock garden, complete with a pool and waterfall, which carry all the hallmarks of a Pulham creation.    Continue reading “1899 – Coombe Wood, Croydon, Surrey”