The Remarkable Research Journey for Highdown Gardens

By Hamish MacGillivray, freelance heritage consultant Anyone for tennis? During the autumn of 2019 I spent many wow moments in the WSRO reading room discovering forgotten stories about Highdown Gardens and its original owners. Did you know that Highdown Gardens started because of a tennis court in 1909?  New plants were purchased by Sir Frederick…

Explorations in the Highdown Gardens Archive

WSRO Acc 19802 - Ernest Wilson standing in the Highdown gardens By Jennifer Mason, Senior Collections Management Archivist In two prior blog posts staff at WSRO have talked about the work that they’ve been doing at home through the pandemic. Today’s blog post is just one example of how we’ve been able to continue to…