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Fruit planting at Goldney House

Fruit planting at Goldney House

Thomas Goldney III's garden book reminds us how organised a gardener has to be. He records the Newington Peaches and Nectarines which he planted in the garden at Goldney House in Clifton, in October 1757. Unfortunately we do not know how successful the trees were, and whether members of his family were equally happy with their pickings in successive Augusts. This entry reminds me of the peaches I have eaten from Herefordshire, France, and Spain this year. The Garden Book of Thomas Goldney III, dating from 1736-October 1758, is part of the extensive archive relating to the Goldney Family of Goldney House, Clifton, which Special Collections owns. Goldney House is now one of the halls of the University of Bristol. DM1466/12