Seed Catalogue

RB Laird & Co

1871 Catalogue Cover

with an illustration of Royal Winter Garden Glasshouses, Haymarket

RB Laird Seed Catlaogue, 1871  -  Cover with a picture of Winter Garden Glasshouses, Haymarket

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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    RB Laird Seed Catlaogue, 1871  -  Cover with a picture of Winter Garden Glasshouses, Haymarket

 

Seed Catalogue

Thank you to the staff at the Library, Royal Scottish Botanic Garden for allowing me to reproduce the image above.   It is the cover of one of the seed catalogues in their collection.

This catalogue is dated 1871, and has an illustration on its cover of the Royal Winter Garden Glasshouses, Downie & Laird's Nursery at Haymarket, Edinburgh.  These houses were close to Donaldson's College.  (I've not yet checked the old Ordnance Survey maps to discover exactly where they were.)

 

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Simon Capaldi

Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland

Thank you to Simon Capaldi who wrote, telling me that the Royal Winter Garden Glasshouses at Haymarket were on land immediately to the east of Donaldson's Hospital Grounds.

Simon wrote:

Coates Crescent

"The Ordnance Survey map of 1848 shows the site to be where Coates Gardens and Magdala Crescent lie today

Simon Capaldi, Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland: 

 

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