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Peaches and bulbs at Ham Farm

Discover the fields and glasshouses of the Walker farm at Ham in Richmond, a farm which exported its quality flower bulbs to Holland in the 1890s…

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Join me on a visit to a working people’s flower show, held in the quiet square of Dean’s Yard in Westminster in 1883, to find out why window-gardening was encouraged by social reformers in the Victorian era.

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The Brandon Estate

A showpiece council estate of the London County Council opened in 1960, famous its 18-storey point blocks and a Henry Moore sculpture.