A.W. Smith and Glass City

Middlesex, Rochester Ave, Feltham TW13 4EW

Known as the “Cabbage King”, A.W. Smith was a prominent horticulturist and market gardener at the turn of the 20th century. He built twenty greenhouses in Feltham, known as “Glass City”, and they were the largest greenhouses in Europe at the time. Smith pioneered the “Feltham First” pea variety, still popular today. They stood where Grosvenor Park Children’s Play Area stands today.