Benjamin R. Cant & Sons Ltd.
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Reference only rose nursery Listing last updated on 24 Jun 2022.
The Old Rose Gardens
1950 The Rose Annual
p121. Round the Nurseries.
Benjamin R. Cant and Sons Ltd. The Old Rose Gardens, Colchester.
It must be truly a record that one of our present foremost nursery firms should date back to 1765. Yet it was in that year that the forebears of Benjamin R. Cant and Sons established their business; they have always specialised in growing roses and for the retail trade. After the death of Benjamin Revett Cant In 1900 the firm was continued by his two sons....On the death of C. E. Cant in 1925, his wife became Chairman of the Company, and the general direction of the business was entrusted to the competent hands of A. E. Nevard, who has been upwards of 40 years in the service of the firm....... The nurseries (“The Old Rose Gardens”) has always been situated at Colchester, although not always in the same position, and the offices built in 1912 are opposite Mile End Church.
Photo: A. E. Nevard.