Winter Garden at The Firs, Lee, c. 1885


The Firs was a country house, built about 1700.

In 1884 Thomas Sanders was appointed gardener there and created this winter garden.

It became famous for its rich but informal effect and was visited by many gardners.

In 1887 Sanders left to edit 'Amateur Gardening', and by 1894 the Firs was demolished and the garden built over.

See historic maps of Lee