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Work begins on Warren House heritage garden

Work has begun on a new garden at Warren House in Kingston upon Thames, the brainchild of author VKL Good who was inspired by the gardeners that have worked there for over 150 years and the famous Victorian plant hunters who worked for the Veitch Coombe Wood Nursery upon which the gardens partly stood. Ms Good and Warren House commissioned us to redesign the walled garden that will feature many of the plants that were brought back from around the world. Ms Good said “We wanted to acknowledge the skills of the Warren House gardeners over many decades who have maintained this garden for future generations to enjoy.” The Veitch Nurseries and family were famed for sending out legendary plant hunters such as EH Wilson and William Lobb and introducing iconic plants, trees and conifers to Britain. Many are now instantly recognizable in European gardens and all started out being propagated in Coombe Wood when they were sent back by the plant hunters from distant countries. The Veitch Garden will be open later in 2015 for special pre-booked tours.