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Watercolour of house and garden Florida Gardens, unknown artist

Florida Gardens, watercolour by an unknown artist, c.1827-1830

Florida Gardens was a popular London pleasure ground in the 1780s and 90s. In 1769 Rudolf Heim, a German florist gardener, took over the management specialising in flowers, strawberries and cherries. He added a Long Room for suppers and entertainments and a bowling green. He went bankrupt in the 1790s. It is now the site is of Stanhope Gardens.

Location of original: RP2529
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