Arthur Trower developed a garden at “Wiggie” in Redhill on land that had formerly been a farmyard.
He wrote a fascinating account of the process of creating his garden and of the visitors that came to see it.
The book, Our Homestead and its Old World Garden (1910) was published by A Treherne, and one of the editions is available for reference at Surrey History Centre.
Reference copies of the book are available at a number of Surrey libraries, click here to see the library catalogue entries.
The house and garden at “Wiggie” no longer remain having been swallowed up by the growth of Redhill, however the Trower family name and that of “Wiggie” survive in some of Redhill’s street names.