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Batsford Arboretum: Early photographic plates 'unearthed'

Batsford Arboretum - a jewel in the Cotswolds and home to one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. The hidden gem was a wealth of historical material discovered by Mrs Frances Toovey, granddaughter of James Gardner, who was head gardener at Batsford from 1910 until 1918.

It includes an archive of historical documents, letters and estates records of this Gloucestershire garden, as well as over 50 original glass photographic plates dating from 1910 until 1917.

Any BPH members with green fingers can read the full report here.

Photo: The archive includes over 50 original photographs of Batsford dating back to 1910.

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