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Garden and Garage

Queen Mary's Dolls' House Garage

The Garage ©

No stately home would be complete without a garage to keep a fleet of motorcars as well as a perfectly landscaped English garden.

On the west side of the house is a five-bay garage. All great British manufacturers of the day are represented – Daimler, Lanchester, Rolls-Royce, Sunbeam and Vauxhall. Each firm provided custom built models in the royal motor colours of maroon and black embossed with either a coat of arms or royal cipher. From 1900 to 1943, royal cars were made by Daimler, a tradition instigated by Edward VII. Today, The Queen's official cars are all made by Rolls-Royce.

Queen Mary's Dolls' House Garden

The Garden ©

On the east side of the house is a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential garden designers of the day. Jekyll collaborated with Lutyens on many of the gardens for his houses. She also contributed an aptly named book in miniature for the Dolls' House Library, The Garden. Each flower and tree is exactly to scale, botanically correct and based on studies at Kew Gardens. Attention to detail is flawless; each leaf on each tree was shaped by hand.

Rudge-Whitworth Ltd., Coventry

Motorbike and sidecar

British Petroleum

Mobile petrol pump

Rudge-Whitworth Ltd., Coventry

Bicycle

Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Ltd.

Open-tourer

Patterson Edwards

Wheelbarrow

Beatrice Hindley

Agapanthus in pot

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)

The Garden