The Garden Guide

Kemp, Edward

Born - Died : 1817 - 1891

A garden designer and author, Edward Kemp trained at Chatsworth under Paxton. He later assisted Paxton with the design of Birkenhead Park and became superintendent of the park. Edward Kemp wrote a book on How to lay out a Small Garden (1850), which became an important influence on the high-Victorian Mixed Style, and another book on The Parks and Gardens of London (1850). He was one of the judges in the Central Park Competition of 1858, which selected the Olmsted and Vaux design. See extract from Kemp's book on CD

Gardens designed by Kemp, Edward