Reginald Farrer and The English Rock Garden: A Hundred Years

Tue, 2019-07-02 10:47 -- gsparrow
2 Jul
John Grimshaw
Portrait of Reginald Farrer.  Image courtesy of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Archives.

REGINALD FARRER WAS a unique and complex character, who many of us would probably find rather irritating. The eldest son of a landed Yorkshire family, he was born in 1880 and died in what was then called Upper Burma in 1920. In that short span, he wrote a series of unsuccessful novels, traveled widely and became a nurseryman.

 

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