How Does Your Garden Grow?: Harold And Mary Wolseley

How Does Your Garden Grow?: Harold And Mary Wolseley

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Location

Holywood

Year

1986

Date

Transmission 01/12/1986

Length

26min 13sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Philip Wood and David Wilson explore the garden of Harold And Mary Wolseley in Holywood, County Down. 

Nine years ago the Wolseley's moved from their 20 acre garden and parkland to create a "more intimate and manageable environment for their retirement". Strolling through the orchard, Harold discusses with David the reason for planting certain flowers and trees was for "autumn colour" which his wife is very fond of.  

In the house, Mary gives Philip an insight into their next project, a water garden, however, she cautions "it will probably take a time, because this time we won't do as much ourselves, we will have to get professionals". 

Notes

Late Philip Woods developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of botany and horticulture and bred new varieties of plants and flowers for the nurseries in Northern Ireland. Before he settled down in NI he served in the Royal Corps of Signals and saw active service in many countries around the world during WWII. After the war, Philip took up the post of manager of the Slieve Donard Nursery in Newcastle, County Down. He was also one of the founding members of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team and was appointed as its first leader. Later when retired, he devoted his time to designing gardens and providing advice, sharing his knowledge through gardening classes, lectures, newspaper articles, radio programmes.

Credits

A UTV Production.

Produced and directed by Ruth Johnston 

 

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