Born in Huddersfield in 1900, Reginald Kaye trained to be a chemist. When he was 14 he was awarded a school prize and chose a book by Reginald Farrer, the renowned plantsman. Thus began his life long passion for plants, which has continued on through the generations of the Kaye family.
Deciding he wanted to grow his own plants he chose Silverdale in the north west corner of Lancashire for his nursery because of the natural outcrops of limestone.
Over the years Reginald Kaye built an international reputation, specialising in ferns, alpines and orchids, he regularly won gold medals at prestigious Flower Shows. He also wrote many books including the classic 'Hardy Ferns', the 'Wisely Handbook on Ferns' and 'Modern Water Gardening'.
Today Silverdale is well known for its surrounding natural beauty. The Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a haven for birds and plants, and equally popular with walkers and photographers.
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