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Amherst [formerly Tyssen-Amherst], Alicia Margaret [married name Alicia Margaret Cecil, Lady Rockley] (1865–1941), garden historian, was born on 30 July 1865 at Didlington Hall, Didlington, near Mundford, Norfolk, fifth of the seven children (all daughters) of William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst (1835–1909), landowner, and his wife, ...

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Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian, was born on 5 May 1921 at 20 Crebor Street, Dulwich, London, the only daughter and younger child of Frederick (formerly Fred, later Stanley Frederick) Lever (1887/8–1971) and his wife, Lily Elizabeth, ...

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Burbidge, Frederick William Thomas (1847–1905), horticultural writer and explorer, was born at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on 21 March 1847, the son of Thomas Burbidge, farmer and fruit grower, and his wife, Mary Spencer. He was educated at village schools and entered the gardens of the ...

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Cullum, Sir Dudley, third baronet (1657–1720), horticultural writer, was born and baptized on 17 September 1657 at Wickhambrook, Suffolk, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Sir Thomas Cullum, second baronet, and his wife, Dudley, daughter of Sir Henry North, ...

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Drake, Sarah Anne (1803–1857), botanical artist, was born in Skeyton, Norfolk, on 24 July 1803, the daughter of John Drake, farmer, and his wife, Sarah, née Forman (or Freman). She grew up in Norfolk, where she formed a friendship with Anne Lindley, the sister of ...

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Margery Fish (1892–1969) by Valerie Finnis, 1960s © Valerie Finnis/National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fish [née Townshend], Margery (1892–1969), gardener and author, was born at 16 Eastbank, Stamford Hill, London, on 5 August 1892, the second of the four daughters of Ernest Townshend (d. 1926), City of London commercial traveller in tea, and his wife, ...

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Gilbert, Samuel (d. 1692?), writer on horticulture, was chaplain to Jane, wife of Charles, fourth baron Gerard of Gerard's Bromley, and rector of Quatt, Shropshire. In 1676 he published a pamphlet entitled Fons sanitatis, or, The healing spring at Willowbridge in Staffordshire, found out by … Lady Jane Gerard...

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Glenny, George (1793–1874), landscape gardener and writer on horticulture, was born on 1 November 1793 one of at least two sons of a watch-case maker in Clerkenwell, London. Apprenticed in the same trade as his father, in 1815 Glenny married the daughter of a watch-case maker. He worked at this craft at home in ...

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Gordon, George (1806–1879), gardener and horticultural writer, was born at Lucan, co. Dublin, on 25 February 1806, the son of the land steward and gardener at Sterling House, near Dublin. Trained by his father, Gordon entered into service at fourteen years of age. From 1823 to 1827 he was employed in the gardens of two country gentlemen, then he worked briefly in the nursery of ...