November 19, 1850
Today is the anniversary of the death of the English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Alfred was the fourth of twelve children in his family, and he became one of the most well-loved Victorian poets.
Today, Alfred’s walled garden on the Isle of Wight is still available for walk-throughs. Both Alfred’s home and the garden have been restored to their former glory, and the property gets top ratings on TripAdvisor.
And, here's Tennyson’s most-quoted sentiment by gardeners:
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…
I could walk through my garden forever.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet