Leading Victorian Landscape Gardener
Today is the birthday of the Landscape Gardener Edward Kemp, who was born on this day in 1817.
Edward Kemp was the landscape gardener and architect at Birkenhead under Joseph Paxton. He placed an ad in the Liverpool Mercury after the opening of Birkenhead, he was out of work and was offering his services,
“[Edward Kemp] begs to offer his services to the Noblemen and Gentlemen in the vicinity of Birkenhead and Liverpool…The fluttering testimonials which he has received from numberless visitors to the Birkenhead park, induce him to believe that a simple reference to the past and present condition of the park …. will be sufficient to ensure for him a large and liberal patronage.”
Don't worry about Edward Kemp. He went on to be a leading Victorian Landscape Gardener and a successful one at that.