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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The Pulham Legacy News Letter for November ’17 is now available

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Pulham News via the occasional News Letters’.

    • The final ‘Pulhams of Broxbourne’ presentation – for the ‘Worth Park Friends’ at Worth Park, Crawley.
    • News of two newly-discovered Pulham sites – Nymans and Bournemouth Gardens
    • A Linked Series of Coincidences involving Silver Cups and a Pulham Family Bible and Photograph Album.
    • An update on the Gardens at Dyffryn, South Wales
    • A new website launched by The Friends of Danesbury Fernery
    • Looking for a book to buy for all your friends and family – or even yourself – for Christmas? .

Click the Pulham News Letter for August ’17 alongside for Details.  

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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”