Linnaeo Posuit

I would very much have liked to have met Frances Jane Hope and for her to show me her garden at Wardie Lodge, Granton, Edinburgh.In the mid-19th century, Frances Jane … Continue reading Linnaeo Posuit

Eagle and Henderson

One of my obessesions is with gates and gateways. The above gateway was designed in the 1840s for the Leith Walk Nursery of Eagle and Henderson: Eagle and Henderson called … Continue reading Eagle and Henderson

Wall-to-wall wonderful

In May 1937 Charles Webster, Head Gardener for Gordon Castle, retired after 55 years of service: Charles Webster, who was born five years after this census, was the son of John … Continue reading Wall-to-wall wonderful

Warriston Gates

CANMORE: Warriston House, 1st OS map: Warriston House, as it was: Apart from the gate, that is now in Drummond Gardens, this sundial is all that survives of Warriston House: