How do gardens get their names?
aineo369 Posts: 2
How did Longmeadow get its name? Was it already named when Monty bought it, or did Monty name it himself? What about other homes/gardens in England? How do they get their names? Is there a tradition of naming homes and gardens?
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Can't say l'm very keen on "The Newt" for what used to be known as Hadspen . I think that meant "on a hill", but l'm not sure. The new name was given because there were newts found on the site when it was redeveloped.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
There is, and was, no village or parish named Barnsdale. Instead, besides the gardens, there are two hotels which use the name and a Rutland Water car park.
Similarly, what’s the point of kitchen jars labelled ‘Spoons’, or similar? Do people otherwise forget what they’re called?