Monthly Meeting- The History of Stewarts Gardenland

Martin Stewart engaged us all with the story of how Stewarts evolved from Scotland to Ferndown and then Christchurch over the course of 8 generations. His family is blessed with a vast archive of letters, wages books, photos and memorabilia which provide not just an insight into the evolution of the family business but also a window on social history.

From trees in Scotland to container plants and coffee shops, he explained how the business has moved with the times to remain successful through 2 World Wars and the onslaught of internet shopping. A most interesting evening.





5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

As you know, the Annual Meeting at The Lighthouse in October had to be cancelled so in order to fulfil DFWI's legal obligations they have organised a virtual Annual Meeting at 11am on Tuesday, 8 Decem