Gardens of Hampshire

At this time of year we all like to spend a little more time in our gardens. Even those of us who aren’t green fingered enjoy sitting outside and soaking up the sun!

This month, we will dive into our photographic archive and look at some of the counties historic gardens and see those working hard and those who are simply enjoying the great outdoors...

The Curtis family with their domestic servants, in the garden in Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, 1865.
Mr William Curtis, in his garden at 4 High Street, Alton, Hampshire,1920.
Gardeners in the grounds at the glass house on Manor House, High Street, Alton, Hampshire.
Mr William Tasker with his wife Elizabeth and son Henry, who is sitting on a penny farthing tricycle, in their garden at Clatford Lodge, Andover,1851.
An unknown family group relaxing in their garden in Hampshire, circa 1870
A group of people in the garden of a private house, Christchurch, Dorset, circa 1870s.
Young women and children relaxing in the family garden. These are the daughters of John I. Thornycroft. The daughters are: Edith Alice (b.1871), Blanche Coules (b.1873), Mary Beatrix (b.1875), Ada Frances (b.1877) and Eldred Elizabeth Anne (b.1879). 
Three women watching children playing in what looks to be the Thornycroft motorboat test pool in their garden at Steyne Wood House in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
Four members of the Thornycroft family sitting on a garden bench at their home of Steyne Wood House in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
From the Thornycroft family archive, showing a group of young children in the garden.
Groundsmen pushing a horse drawn lawn mower, with members of the Thornycroft family gathered alongside.
John Issac Thornycoft with his two young granddaughters in the family garden, taken between 1910 and 1920.
A group of children holding a large umbrella in a garden. This photograph is a part of the Thornycroft family archive.
Topiary in the front garden of thatched cottage, Old Basing, Hampshire.
A young woman and two young girls with their dogs in the garden at Dickers Farm in Hannington near Basingstoke, Hampshire, circa 1900.
Charles Kingsley in the garden of Eversley Priory, Hampshire,1871.

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Sam Butcher

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