In the summer of 1928, 24 year old horticulture student Loyal Johnson and his friend Sam Brewsterembarked on an epic cycling journey. In just three months, they cycled almost 1,500 miles, battling wind, rain and insect bites, to visit more than 80 gardens across the UK. Most excitingly, Loyal Johnson wrote it all down.
Discover their unforgettable story in the online RHS Lindley Library exhibition: The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour. 8th June – 31st December
Felix Lam of the Oxfordshire Gardens Trust has written two accounts of the visits to Blenheim and Oxford on the 26th July 1928 which she has researched as part of this amazing project.
Here are the links:
Claire de Carle, who has been responsible for the Buckinghamshire research for this project has promised us an article on the visit to Cliveden which took place on the 3rd September 1928.