The original Myattsfield was the family farm in Camberwell, London. Joseph Myatt established a market garden on land owned by the Minet family. He concentrated his efforts on improving and popularising rhubarb (then only used medicinally in ‘physic pies’) and strawberries for the nearby Borough Market in London. His success led to the purchase of another site of 80 acres called Manor Farm in Deptford. Here Joseph and his sons developed various strains of rhubarb, including Myatt’s Giant, Victoria (1837), Prince Albert (1840) and Linnaeus (after the famous Swedish botanist). By 1840, the Myatt family were Britain’s leading producers of rhubarb supplying 12,000 bunches of rhubarb a day to the London market and via the new railway system to other parts of the country. The original farm in Camberwell was engulfed by a growing London but in recognition of his significant contribution to horticulture, part of the farm was reserved as a public park bearing the family’s name. Myatts Field park still stands today in Camberwell, London.