Chrysanthemums, in the Inner Temple Garden, 1854. 'The collection...consists of above 200 varieties...Accordingly, this year's display is one of the best shows of the kind, and much credit is due to Mr. Broome, the gardener to the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple, for the care and attention he has bestowed upon rearing this beautiful flower...at a season when most other flowers have disappeared. It is curious, also, to witness such a display of delicate colour in the heart of the metropolis, in defiance of the "smoke nuisance"...the Horticultural Journal...remarked: "Look at the Temple Gardens, in the midst of water-side factory chimneys vomiting black smoke, yet always kept as clean and bright as a new pin. Nursery maids and children can walk about there as free from dirt as if they were in the country, and all this for the difference of a few pounds a year to the gardener"'. From "Illustrated London News", 1854.
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