Tradescant Family

Painting Paradise: Art of the Garden – Royal Collection Pt 3

Painting Paradise: Art of the Garden – Royal Collection Pt 3

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A garden has the ability to provide a divine, inspiring or animating influence as well as many opportunities for visual artistic expression. At the turn of the 17th century in England the fashion for Italian parterres was in vogue, reflected in An Exact Prospect of Hampton Court, an etching by…

John Tradescant & Son, Full of Earthly Joy

John Tradescant & Son, Full of Earthly Joy

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The first botanical garden in England established in the seventeenth century had elaborate Italianate fountains, and statues, which were also becoming fashionable, particularly in Royal gardens. Travellers were bringing back seeds and bulbs and the Tradescant family in Lambeth made one of the first great collections of foreign plants. The…

The Tradescants

The Tradescants

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The Tradescant’ rose has highly fragrant, double, rich crimson flowers.It is named for The Tradescant family at Lambeth, England who made one of the first great collections of international plants. They were plant collectors in every sense of the word. Naturalist, gardener, collector and traveller, John the Elder (1570 -1638),…