James Ironside

James Ironside, a Peterheid loon born in 1865, began his career as a gardener at Pitfour, near Mintlaw:

After learning the art, craft and science of gardening at Pitfour, James Ironside was appointed as Head Gardener for Blackadder in the Scottish Borders:

In January 1903 James Ironside ‘retired’ from Blackadder. Interested in weather forecasting he was presented a barometer:

James Ironside then opened a Nursery at Berwick upon Tweed. He called it HOPE Nursery: