Thursday, 26 May 2011
Ambrose Congreve 1907-2011
Ambrose Congreve, one of the greatest and grandest of gardeners, has died at the age of 104 while in London for the Chelsea Flower Show. Sadly I never met him, but I have heard many tales of the splendours of his home and garden Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford, Ireland: he lived and gardened on a heroic, Edwardian scale that has almost completely disappeared. A splendid obituary appears in today's Daily Telegraph, available online.