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Royal Gardens

Depictions of the gardens at Windsor Castle and other royal residences


Balmoral Castle from the South.

c. 1859

RCIN 2320001

This photograph by the Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson from around 1859 show two gardeners mowing the expansive lawn using a horse-drawn lawnmower. Prince Albert was a keen adopter of new inventions such as the lawnmower, with one of the first models being used at Buckingham Palace. Described as a rotary cutter drawn by a pony, it could have been similar to the type being used here.

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