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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London
Queen Mary's Rose Garden
This is where one of the greatest collections of roses exists.
Location: Regents Park, NW1 4NR
Description: Queen Mary's Rose Garden in Regent's Park is one of the greatest formal rose gardens, with more than 60,000 plants in radiating beds or scrambling along ropes in Fragonard swags.
It was added in 1828, with the London Zoo, and were originally called the gardens of the Royal Botanic Society.