Family's tribute to 'naked gardener' Ian who put Malmesbury on the mapIan Pollard
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Family’s tribute to ‘naked gardener’ Ian who put Malmesbury on the map
Tributes have been paid to a true Malmesbury legend who helped put the town on the map.

Ian Douglas Pollard, former architect and developer, has died at the age of 73. He was best known for his work creating the stunning Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury as the 'naked gardener', due to his penchant for working in the nude.

Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury.
Ian Pollard at Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. Richard Pasco

In a tribute released by his family, they said: “Ian was a tremendous and larger than life character; always upbeat, always entertaining, and truly unique in his outlook and attitude to life. “Both pragmatic and creative, and never one to shy away from controversy, he was truly a ‘renaissance’ man. “He is, and will, be sadly missed.”

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Source: Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Original publication 11th April 2019

Posted on NatCorn 17th April 2019

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