Head gardener at the Ashley estate. Tamlyn works closely with Rachel on her plans for developing the gardens. He is also the person who draws Philip’s attention to the presence of laburnum trees on the estate’s grounds, as well as to the poisonous qualities of their seedpods—which, the story implies, Rachel may be using to poison Philip and may have used to poison Ambrose, since the same laburnum trees decorated her villa in Italy.
Tamlyn Character Timeline in My Cousin Rachel
The timeline below shows where the character Tamlyn appears in My Cousin Rachel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...we had collected, Ambrose and I, during the past two years,” and that she and Tamlyn have been discussing where to plant them. Rachel bids Tamlyn goodbye, and recommends eucalyptus oil... (full context)
...now boasts a terrace walk, and a sunken garden that is waiting to be paved. Tamlyn also shows Philip through the grounds, where Philip admires the blossoming laburnum trees. Tamlyn mentions... (full context)