Gaskell House Blogs

Gift from Uncle Robert

24th April 2018
in blog, Garden

A sunny Wednesday in the garden at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House brought more plants into flower. Also, I have been searching for more garden related quotes from Elizabeth Gaskell’s letters and novels and these will, I hope, add a little extra interest to the photos.

Uncle Robert has sent us some rhubarb. Letter to Marianne Gaskell, February 1852.

She found the fresh, green, crinkled leaves and pale star-like flowers of the primroses. Here and there a golden celandine made brilliant the side of the little brook… Ruth, Chapter 3

Photos taken in the garden.

Tow row: White fritilliaries and magnolia stellata; Tulipa sylvestris; Gold-laced primulas.

Bottom row: Forget-me-nots; Pots on steps.

Photos taken on 18 April 2018 by Chris Tucker, garden volunteer.

a whispering of leaves and perfume of flowers always pervaded the rooms

Charlotte Brontë, on visiting 84 Plymouth Grove