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”

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1878-98 – Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff

SM 42 – Nov 14

During the late 1850s, James Harvey Insole – a young colliery proprietor – built a small country house for himself in Llandaff, a leafy suburb of Cardiff.   It was near Ely Road, so he named it Ely Court, but it later became known as Insole CourtContinue reading “1878-98 – Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff”

1911-34 – ‘The Node’, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 34 of: more

1847-62 – Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 4 of Continue reading “1847-62 – Highnam Court, Gloucestershire”

Garden History Journal – Autumn 2012

Review by Brent Elliott of

Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy

in the Garden History Journal – Winter 2012 (pp.308-310)

 Claude Hitching, Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy (Woodbridge: Garden Art Press, 2012), 320 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £35.00 (hbk). ISBN 9-781870-673761 Continue reading “Garden History Journal – Autumn 2012”