Patrick Neill was growing this exotic Baptisia nepalensis locally in 1825. The story of his extraordinary garden between Rodney Street and Scotland Street Yard features in the latest edition of the Broughton History Society Newsletter.
Also included is some detective work on the story of a shop, a Beaverbank family tragedy and a glimpse of Broughton in Literature. You can read the Newsletter on this website by going to the end of the 'Broughton's history' page and clicking on Back issues:
The illustration is from William Jackson Hooker's EXOTIC FLORA, volume 2 (1825), courtesy of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.