Searching for: Harry Smith Horticultural Photograph Collection – 1950s, 60s and 70s

By October 21, 2014 Will Carleton


This in from PPHP reader Sarah McDonald, Heritage Collections Manager at the Royal Horticultural Society

Hello Will,

Hope you’re very well? I’ve inherited a photographic collection in my new job at RHS and am trying to track down some info or photographers.
I wonder if it’s possible to put a call out on the Press Photo History site?

We are trying to trace any photographers who worked for, or had work placed with, the Harry Smith Horticultural Photograph Collection which operated out of Hyde Hall, Essex in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The colour library became Garden World Images but we have inherited the black and white archives. We’d be pleased to hear from any-one with information about this collection. In particular the photographers: Dick Robinson, Kathleen Rastell, Les Hammett, Anthony Huxley, peter Hunt, Nancy Mary Goodall, Ernest Crowson, JE Downward.
Please contact [email protected] Tel: 020 7821 3654

Many thanks and all the best,


Sarah is in communication with photo library Garden World Images – just looking for any more information PPHP readers may be able to come up with.