Nymans, Handcross, West Sussex: a Byzantine font
|Architect/Designer||Comber, James (fl. 1895-1953)|
|Messel, Ludwig Ernst (1847-1915)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/GDN/556 (ES2287.4)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Gardens ; Planters, plant pots|
NOTES; These gardens were created by Colonel Leonard Messel, who purchased the 600 acre estate with Regency house in 1890, and his head gardener, James Comber, who tended the gardens from 1895-1953. Nymans, famous for its beauty and collection of rare plants, was bequeatherd into the care of the National Trust in 1953.
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