Writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn died #onthisday in 1706. This plan showing one of Evelyn's garden designs at Sayes Court in Deptford gives a vivid evocation of the garden one contemporary called "the little world that goes under the name of Sayes Court." .
After the very severe winter of 1683-4, the layout of the south-west part of the Sayes Court garden was much simplified. The former parterre was converted into a semi-circle of lawn and the quadrants planted with fruit. The varieties listed in this plan of February 1685 include cherries, pears, apples, plums apricots, vines, figs, gooseberries and strawberries: http://bit.ly/1QLDGHy