George II and the Greenings
Queen Caroline died in 1737, and Bridgeman died in 1738. King George
II inherited the Gardens, and responsibility for their upkeep was
transferred to the head gardener, Thomas Greening, and his son Robert.
Though the main body of Bridgeman's design was completed by 1734,
two further plans by Rocque from 1748 and 1754 show that even after
the deaths of both Caroline and Bridgeman, the landscape of Richmond
Gardens continued to develop.
Under the care of the Greenings, new features and garden areas
were introduced, such as the small wilderness at the very north
of the Garden, together with the 'Little Wilderness', the New Mount
and the sunken feature also at the north of the Garden. The contribution
to Richmond Gardens made by the Greenings was acknowledged by Rocque,
who dedicated his 1748 map to them.
to: 1700-1772: Two Royal Gardens