The Porter's Garden

The Porter's Garden (HM2F2K)

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N 50° 47.949', W 1° 6.429'

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He prevented excessive theft of timber supplies by allowing 'no Person to pass out of the Dock Gates with great Coats, large Trousers or any other outer dress that can conceal stores of any kind'. He also sold beer to dockyardmen 'to enable them the better to carry on their labour and not to distemper them'.
Dockyard shipwrights and house carpenters worked on outside projects such as St George's Chapel, built in 1753. William Woodrow (Porter, 1739-80), described as a 'Gentleman' owned one of the larger ground floor pews costing £30.

Many of the perennial plants that bloomed in the garden in 2004 are listed. They are complemented in the beds by historically appropriate annuals and biennials.
Potting shed bed
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine', Cistus monspeliensis, Clematis viticella 'Mary Rose' flore plena, Digitalis grandiflora (syn. ambigua), Eryngium planum 'Blaukappe', Helianthus decapetalus 'Loddon Gold', Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro', Leptospermum, Narcissus bulbocodium, Narcissus 'Grande Soleil D'Or', Phlomis fruticosa, Phlox paniculata, Salvia officinalis, Veronica austriaca subsp.teucrium
Electrical sub station bed
Artimisia abrotanum, Acanthus mollis and spinosus, Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles' Mauve, Hydrangea arborescens, Jasmine officinale 'Affine', Lavandula Munstead, Santolina chamaecyparissus,

Wisteria sinesis prolifica
William III bed
Agapanthus, Allium Sphacrocephalon, Aquilegia 'Purple Emperor', Camellia japonica alba plena, Camellia japonica imbricata (rubra), Delphinium dwarf dark blue, Eranthis hyemalis, Erysimum bicolor 'Bowles' Mauve, Eupatorium Purpureum 'Atropurpureum', Geranium maderense, Iris pallida, Iris x robusta 'Gerald Derby', Lavandula stoechas 'Papillon', Lychnis coronaria, Oenothera hookeri, Salvia officinalis 'Purparascens', Teucrium hircanicum, Tilia x vulgaris, Tulipa Kaizerskroon, Verbena bonariensis, Veronica gentianoides 'Tissington White'
Main lawn bed
Allium saptatum 'Alburn', Chelone obliqua, Crocus versicolor 'Picturatus', Cynara cardunculus, Echinacea purpura, Hyacinths (white, pink and blue), Hyssopus officinalis, Lavandula 'Silver Spires', Malus sylvestris syn M pumila 'Hunthouse' Nepeta cataria, Narcissus 'Paper White', Physostegia virginiana, Rosa 'Mary Rose', Saponaria lembergeii 'Max Frei', Tulipa tarda, plus Hibiscus syriacus 'Elegantissima' in the comers of the lawn
Shady bed
Allium stipitatum 'Album', Aconitum carmichaclii 'Kelmscort', Astrantia major, Comfrey, Convallaria majalis, Ferms Dryopteris sieboldii and wallichiana, Eryngium pandanifolium, Galanthus nivalis, Geranium grandiflorum, Helleborus foetidus Westerflisk, Helleborus niger, Polemonium caeruleum, Polygonatum multiflorum, Primula x Polyantha 'Gold Laced', Primula vulgaris, Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Tulbaghia violacea uk/portersgarden
( photo caption )
Like many private residences in the Dockyard, the Porter's Lodge had a substantial garden in which to cultivate vegetables, fruit and flowers. This plan of 1754 shows the house, stables and two small trees.
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Date Added Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 633388 N 5629197
Decimal Degrees50.79915000, -1.10715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 47.949', W 1° 6.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 47' 56.94" N, 1° 6' 25.74" W
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