A Rose Garden Restoration

The original canal layout discovered

The original canal layout discovered

Comments (4)

Nia Evans Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
6 May 2020, 16:33

Dear Joyce Hunt,

Thank you very much for your enquiry. I have passed your message on to my colleague who works within the Social and Cultural History department, we will be in touch to advise further.

Kind regards,

(Digital team)

Joyce Hunt
3 May 2020, 09:26
Hi I am restoring the grade 2 listed walled garden at Twyn yr Hydd ,Margam Park to its original 1948 Ralph Hancock design
We have 2 blurred photos of the garden and no original roses
I have started researching Ralph’s plantsman ,Esme Bradburne and would like to find her designs ,as she planted formhim at the Ideal Home exhibition and Chelsea Flower Show
Please could you give some advise about finding original roses and rose bed designs at that time
I have visited many gardens but Ralph wasn’t influenced by Gertrude Jeckyll and the Arts and Crafts movement
His blurred design shows more abstract ,random shapes as opposed to the more formal,symmetrical cruciform quadrant shapes
I look forward to your reply Joyce Hunt
Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
8 February 2019, 10:42
Dear Mrs McLeod,

Thank you very much for your enquiry. I have brought it to the attention of our Senior Garden Conservator and will let you know of her response.

Best wishes,

Digital Team
Mrs R McLeod
7 February 2019, 15:14
Hello. When the museum was first doing the restoration, my mother bought a heritage rose in memory of her father. It is my own parents Golden Wedding anniversary shortly. Is it still possible to do the same thing? I know from my visits to the museum that there are gaps in the book detailing which roses have been purchased.

Thank you.

R McLeod
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