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A GLANCE AT THE PHOTOGRAPH

CREDITS:
Annual of the Rose Society of Ontario, 1918 (Toronto: The Bryant Press, Limited, 1918), “View of Mr. Aubrey Heward’s Garden, Oakville,” opposite page 14. Collection of Pleasance Crawford.

QUICK COMMENTS:
This photo is one of 14 plates in the Annual of the Rose Society of Ontario for 1918. In the foreground, in a sunny part of a vast lawn punctuated by trees and shrubs, is a rose garden. The garden layout appears to be a staggered series of rectangles. The low bushes closer to the camera may be hybrid teas; the taller ones farther away have been trained as standards through several years of careful pruning, staking, and winter protection. At the centre of the foreground bed is a sundial on a square masonry pedestal with a slightly larger coping.

A SERIES OF QUESTIONS:

Who was Aubrey Heward?

Where was Wilton Farm?

Who were John Cavers and Eric Erickson?

Where was Douglas Gardens?

What happened to the sundials at Wilton Farm, Raymar, and Erchless?

Are there old sundials in Oakville in 2004?