Folder labelled ‘Granada La Mortola, Filming Programme A Count of Flowers at La Mortola, 1985-1986 Dec-Jan’

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Roy Lancaster relating to the making of a Granada television programme in 1986 on the gardens at La Mortola (also known as Giardini Botanici Hanbury), Italy. Includes handwritten draft for the programme and typescript of Roy Lancaster’s commentary; background material on La Mortola; photocopy of published letters of Sir Thomas Hanbury relating to La Mortola 1867-1869; typescript articles on the history of La Mortola by Granada TV producer Arthur Taylor and by Nino Lamboglia; photocopies of articles relating to La Mortola; garden plans from 1914 and 1937; list of former students at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, who worked at La Mortola and the typescript recollections of one, Stanley Ovenden, from the 1930s