Various Parties


Reference, Research, Information


KHS Order


Reference file containing information about the Alexandra Gardens in Cotham Road (Kew) including: collected notes including brief histories by Gwen McWilliam, John Patrick, Dorothy Benyei, and Mavis Rolley. There is also an article on the Garden’s designers, the Pockett Brothers, originally published in 2015 in Australian Garden History. The archive file also includes Council publications, posters (relating to the Mimovich sculptures), correspondence (including photocopies of a letter relating to historic plantings from Jack Higgins) and newspaper articles/clippings. In addition to general historical notes, the file includes specific notes on the Rotunda and on historic trees in the Gardens. The original by-laws of the Gardens, printed on cotton are held separately in the textiles collection.