Colonel Thomas Talbot: the Man, the Myth, the Gardener

Accounts of the settlers depict Colonel Thomas Talbot as a tempermental man who ruled with an iron fist, but the word of his peers talks about a caretaker of lush plants. Mrs. Anna Jamieson noted his two-acre rose garden and sixteen acres of orchard. Flowers were also noted in the writings of Lady Victoria Welby, who had visited with her mother.


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