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The Pulhams in Hertfordshire – Kate Bannister and Tina Rowland
January 14, 2019 @ 2:15 am - 4:30 pm£5
Kate Banister and Tina Rowland are members of the HGT Research Group. Tina Rowland has recently researched the gardens and grounds at Presdales, Ware and High Leigh, Hoddesdon
James Pulham and Son of Broxbourne in Hertfordshire were one of the most important firms of landscape designers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were one of the main manufacturers of artificial rockwork, known as ‘Pulhamite’. The Pulhams specialised in water gardens and rock gardens – building cliffs, ravines, waterways, ferneries and grottoes – as well as manufacturing fountains, vases, urns, sundials and other garden ornaments. This lecture describes Pulhams’ known work at sites in Hertfordshire, including details of recent research and discoveries made about the gardens and grounds at Presdales and at High Leigh.