Paxton was a self-taught Gardener and Architect who, at only 20 years of age, took over as Head Gardener at Chatsworth, the home of the Duke of Devonshire.
The gardens and arboretums flourished under his tenure but it was his unique and creative ideas, based on the structure of leaves that defined his legacy. It was this innovation that led to his revolutionary design being chosen for Crystal Palace at London’s Great Exhibition in 1851.
This collection was inspired by the unique, ribbed leaf design that was the key to this amazing and ingenious structure.
Jospeh Paxton (1803 – 1865)