The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Lady Brook garden in Hackney London

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667. Lady Brook's at Hackney, in 1661. 'Vines planted in strawberry borders, staked at ten feet distance. I saw the famous queen-pine brought from Barbadoes, and presented to his majesty.' Evelyn had seen one four years before; and he afterwards saw the first king-pine presented at the banqueting-house, and tasted of it. At Strawberry Hill was a picture, in which Charles II. is receiving a pine-apple from his gardener, Rose, who is presenting it on his knees.