The brothers business’s were similar. Both Woolrichs had a passion for rare and interesting plants and to a degree they shared their land. Consequently, Cloudehill incorporates both flower farm plantings and nursery propagation specimens. Some of our venerable plants go all the way back to the 1920s and many have interesting origins. Trees and shrubs were imported from all over the world in those years. From England we have a collection of Beech trees, all named varieties, approaching 100 years old; from the USA, Kurume Azaleas from such luminaries as Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson; and Japanese Maples imported in 1928 from the legendary Yokohama Trading Nursery of Japan.
Woolrich Family Picnic, circa 1920.
Jim Woolrich in his 60's.