A group of volunteers met at Lambeth Archives last Friday to begin researching the history of the Rookery and in particular the White Garden. We looked at a variety of sources including newspaper clippings, photographs, and local society publications.
We found a stunning image of the white garden on the Lambeth Landmark website from around c. 1910. However as volunteer Rachel put it at the end of the session, “As far as I understand things, we still don’t know when the White Garden was actually created, for whom and by whom.”
Was the White Garden created during the Victorian era? Was it created for a wedding? Who was the lucky bride? These are just some of the questions we are going to explore next…
If you are interested in getting involved, then please get in contact with Charlotte at Rookery100@streathamcommon.org