A GLANCE AT THE PHOTOGRAPH
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.
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?