Friends Studies

Artefacts from the Gardens

Several artefacts found in the soil of the Gardens have been identified by staff of Reading Museum. They include a 19th century glazed stone bottle, German in origin probably to contain mineral water, a bowl of a 16th century clay pipe and various pieces of ceramic ware. Also found was a small iron shoe probably off a garden boys boot. Artefacts are held in the gardens by our Head Gardener, Will Paice.