Letter [from Loyal Johnson] to Art

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No address or signature. Manuscript

He saw Art’s recent letter to Bill Andrews; they are happy to know he got across and hope this is the start of much travelling for him; Art asked Bill about directions to some gardens, and Johnson has some information for him; he is listing the gardens he considered most worthwhile; Art said he (Art) had been through the ‘potteries’ and Johnson will include some in that region; the listing gives the nearest city or village, the county, the name of the property and distance from the nearest city or village; the letter ends with a list [?unfinished] of the following gardens with Johnson’s notes given in brackets: Eaton Hall, Grosvenor Park (‘Ilex trees’), New Morton Hall, Trentham Hall (‘now public’), Alton Towers (‘now public’), Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle (‘war memorial’), Beveridge Park (‘super excellent bedding plants’), Drummond Castle, Levens Hall, Hassop Hall, Chatsworth Hall, Melbourne Hall (‘by Lenote’ [Le Notre]), Belton House, Hoar Cross (‘hedges and topiary, also fine church’), Compton Wynyates, Blenheim Palace, Bowood, Longleat Park, Amberdown Park, St Catherine’s Court, Hestercombe House (‘by Sir Edwin Lutyens’), Bradfield House, Killerton Park, Montacute, Brimpton House, Athelhampton Hall, Longford Castle, Feathercombe, Little Boarhunt (‘home of Mrs Inigo Triggs’), Westbrook, Sutton Place, Great Tangley Manor, Polesden Lacey, Warnham Court, Sedgwick Place, Old Place, Homestall Place (‘super rock garden’). Undated [c.Oct 1928]