Archive image of the month – August

Gardener with marrow


Gardener with large marrow

Courtesy of Dundee University Archive Services

The date of this photograph is unknown.  It shows a gardener outside the original Baldovan Institution holding what looks like a giant marrow.

Gardening and agriculture/farming was (and still is) a large part of life in the former Parish. The staff encouraged and trained residents from the Institution’s opening in 1855, throughout the hospitals history, to work on local farms at Baldovan, Balmydown, HillHouses, whilst others developed landscape gardening skills on the hospital grounds.

If you would like to see the original photograph or look at more, visit University of Dundee Archive Services with the following item reference number:

THB 8-17-2d