History of the Robinson Garden at Earlscliffe
gardens of Earlscliffe have often had an enchanting effect on those who who
visit them. So much so that on occasion Earlscliffe has been ranked alongside
the most famous gardens in the world.
For example, in 1982 the Robinson Garden at Earlscliffe made its way into the
book "Large Gardens and Parks" by Tom Wright alongside Versailles and some of
the more celebrated English gardens.
In 1995 after the garden was filmed as part of Don Burke's
Australian documentary programme "Burke's Backyard Overseas", Don described
"David Robinsonís garden" as one of eight places of interest to visit in
And in 1999 it It was awarded the highest accolade
in the Good Gardens Guide , gaining some
controversy along the way
Although all of this occurred in the last 35 years, the location and gardens
at Earlscliffe have been enchanting people for much longer.
The following pages tell the story of the gardens at Earlscliffe from the
1930s up to the present day.
For a history of Earlscliffe House, see the following:
Disclaimer. Parts of the data found in these history pages has been
derived from sources currently available on the internet. In researching the
previous owners of Earlscliffe, certain assumptions have been made as to the
validity of this internet data. If you believe that some of this data is
inaccurate, please contact
-  Large Gardens and Parks. Maintenance, Management and Design, Tom
Wright, Publisher: HarperCollins (July 22, 1982) ISBN: 0246114029
Burke's Backyard Overseas , Don Burke, 1997, Crows Nest, N.S.W. Titles
Distributed by Gary Allen Pty Ltd, ISBN: 0646339796
-  Good Gardens Guide, Edited by Peter King, 1999, Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub Ltd; Pocket edition (November 1999), ISBN: 0747540098
-  Fertility Symbols, Montagu Don, Observer Life Magazine, 16 August 1998
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