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.

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  1. A great loss indeed. A wonderful garden. I live just 10 minutes from the garden and have visited for the past 30 years, a local gem and an international treasure. You really must visit.

    Paddy Tobin, Waterford, Ireland.

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