Bill Heritage was involved with water gardening for many years, working at a specialist water garden centre in Enfield. He was an author of many pond and water gardening books and also lectured on the subject.
Bill joined Stewarts of Ferndown, Dorset, general horticulturists, in 1949, and gradually was able to indulge his love of water gardening. He met Norman Bennett at Weymouth in Dorset who had just given up teaching to do the same; they became friends then, never thought of competing, and remain friends in their retirement. During the intervening years, this duo assisted several of the UK’s most distinguished botanic gardens to sort out the proper identities of waterlilies in their collections.by Irene Heritage victoria-adventure.org
Ponds and Water Gardens
Many of the plant photographs in this original edition were taken here at our nursery in Weymouth.
A second edition of the book is available here.
Nymphaea ‘Irene Heritage’
Perry D. Slocum, USA. 1988.