The former home of a famous horticulturist has gone up for sale for almost £2 million.

The Gardener’s House on Allerds Road dates back to 1892, when it formed part of the East Burnham Park in Farnham Royal.

The semi-rural five-bedroom period home with a price tag of £1.85 million boasts open fireplaces, modern kitchen, outbuildings with Victorian steam laundry room doubling as an office, and an outdoor terrace.

The large garden is rumoured to have the oldest mulberry tree in the country.

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It was the home of Sir Harry Veitch, a prominent horticulturalist who created the world’s most famous galore of flower displays, garden design and plants, the Chelsea Flower Show.

He rose to prominence as the head of the family plant nursery business James Veitch and Sons of Chelsea, which did plant collection expeditions around the world.

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The nursery became known for orchid hybridisation and bringing exotic plants to British gardens, The British Museum collection said.

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Thanks to Sir Veitch’s efforts, gardening enthusiasts have been able to enjoy the Chelsea Flower Show since the first show launched just before the start of the First World War in 1913.

First known as the Great Spring Show, the annual celebration of gardens now attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year.

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The property’s south facing garden is ideal for imaginative garden creations.

It already has well stocked beds, a lawn area originally used for croquet, and mature trees including Japanese acer, flowering cherry, magnolia, and wisteria.

The Gardener’s House is located two miles from Burnham station, and less than six miles from Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross with direct access to central London.