Humphrey Waterfield was a passionate gardener and painter who created Gardens at Hill Pasture, Essex and Le Clos du Payronnet, Menton.
He was born in 1908, and was awarded a first class honours in history from Christ Church College, Oxford. In October 1936 he began work on the gardens at Hill Pasture and Ashgrove House in Broxted. The two sites were separated in 1993. His notable achievement at Grey's Court is the Cherry Garden around 1946-1947.
Agnes Dalyrmple Tennant, known as Nancy Tennant, was his lifelong companion, albeit the relationship was platonic and they never lived together.
Information contributed by Jean Cornell 24/11/2015