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Earle [née Villiers], (Maria) Theresa [known as Mrs C. W. Earle] (1836–1925), horticulturist, was born at 45 Cambridge Terrace, London, on 8 June 1836, the eldest daughter of Edward Ernest Villiers (1806–1843), younger brother of the fourth earl of Clarendon, and his wife, ...

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Havergal, (Grace) Beatrix Helen (1901–1980), horticulturist and teacher, was born on 7 July 1901 at Roydon Manor House near Bressingham, Norfolk, the second of three children of the Revd Clement Havergal (1858–1941), vicar of Bressingham, and his wife, Eveline Mary Barrett (1869–1931). The children had a happy life despite friction between their father, an eccentric and repressive character, and their artistic and romantic mother. In 1902 the family moved to ...

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Jekyll, Gertrude (1843–1932), artist and garden designer, was born at 2 Grafton Street, London, on 29 November 1843, and baptized at St George's, Hanover Square, the fifth of seven children and the second daughter of Edward Joseph Hill Jekyll (1804–1876), a retired captain in the ...

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McLaren [née Pochin], Laura Elizabeth, Lady Aberconway (1854–1933), campaigner for women's rights and horticulturist, was born at Camp Street, Broughton, Lancashire, on 14 May 1854, the only surviving daughter of Henry Davis Pochin (1824–1895), industrial chemist and MP, and his wife, Agnes Pochin, ...

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Nevill [née Walpole], Lady Dorothy Fanny (1826–1913), hostess and horticulturist, was born on 1 April 1826 at 11 Berkeley Square, London. She was the youngest in the family of three sons and two daughters of Horatio Walpole, third earl of Orford, and his wife, ...

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Perry [née Everett], Frances Mary (1907–1993), horticulturist, was born on 19 February 1907 at Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, the daughter of Richard Albert Everett, journeyman plumber, and his wife, Isabel Kate, née Hewitt. Enfield then was still a rural village and the family lived among fields and pastures where ...

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Snelling, Lilian (1879–1972), botanical artist, was born at Spring Hall, St Mary Cray, Kent, on 8 June 1879, the third of at least six daughters of John Carnell Snelling (1841–1902), brewer, and his wife, Margaret Elizabeth, née Colgalt. She and her sisters were boarders at a school in ...

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Wethered, Joyce [married name Joyce Heathcoat-Amory, Lady Heathcoat-Amory] (1901–1997), golfer and horticulturist, was born on 17 November 1901 at Coombefield, Malden Road, New Malden, Surrey, the only daughter and younger child of (Herbert) Newton Wethered (b. 1869), artist and author, and his wife, ...

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Willmott, Ellen Ann (1858–1934), horticulturist, was born on 19 August 1858 at Spring Grove, Heston, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children (all girls) of Frederick Willmott (1825–1892), solicitor, and his wife, Ellen (d. 1898), a member of the prominent Roman Catholic family of ...