BETTY'S GARDEN


In the 1930’s the Britains Toy Company (who are better known for their toy soldiers) produced a range of painted lead garden elements, including, flowers, flower beds, paths, greenhouses, gates and walls. The parts were designed to be moved around to create countless garden layouts.  

This set belonged to a little girl named Betty (pictured below) who kept careful track of which pieces she owned.

The garden is set against a landscape painted at around the same time by my great grandfather - H.T. Hickling.