Date: March 2006
Source: photograph by volunteer
Rock works were a very popular feature of Victorian gardens. Volcanic rock like tufa was considered the most desirable material, but, if this could not be obtained, clinker, a waste product from gasworks was an acceptable substitiute. Henry Trevor probably obtained his clinker from the works on Kett’s Hill, now demolished. The same material was used extensively in the construction of other gardens in that area.
Cordylines can be seen in PGPT002, planted lower on the rockworks.