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Lawrence Johnston biography

An updated biography of garden designer Lawrence Johnston has been published.

He created the world-famous Hidcote Gardens in Gloucestershire.

Lawrence lived at Kirby Lodge in Little Shelford from 1983 to 1894. 

He moved back to the village  between 1902 and 1907 when he designed a rockery at Woodville Lodge at 4, Newton Road. 

He was also the first person in the village to have a car. 

The book, "Lawrence Johnston - The Creator of Hidcote"  by Graham S. Pearson includes details about Johnston's time in Little Shelford which have emerged recently for the first time through the republication of the Fanny Wale book, A Record of Shelford Parva. 

You can read more about Johnston's life here.