Matthew Boulton's Gardens at Soho
Hardback 112pp Illustrated
9781860775635   Product Code: 22739
In the 1760s, the pioneer industrialist Matthew Boulton established extensive gardens and a landscaped park around his home and Manufactory at Soho in Handsworth, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Now only a tiny plot near the house remains. During the restoration of the Soho estate, Dr Ballard and Val Loggie uncovered writings about the garden and drawings and paintings of it. This book presents their findings and traces the great industrialist's search for Elysium.