This painting shows what was around many years ago. I apologise that the painting has not been kept in a better condition by the Society.
The person who bred them was Mr Jackson who lived into his 90’s, and at the time and probably still is, considered to be the most knowledgeable grower of this sort of viola and pansy at his nursery.
A few of our current members bought stock from him when he ran his famous nursery.
The only stock that I ever grew from his stock was Ada Jackson an Exhibition Viola though three on the board are still with us. Mima Walker, Leslie Keay and Sarah Binnie,