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Aldridge, John Arthur Malcolm (1905–1983), painter and gardener, was born near Woolwich, London, on 26 July 1905, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Major John Barttelot Aldridge DSO of the Royal Field Artillery and his wife, Margaret Jessica Goddard...

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Cooke, Edward William (1811–1880), marine artist and gardener, was born on 27 March 1811 in Chapel Street, Pentonville, London, the second of the eleven children of George Cooke (1781–1834) [see under Cooke family], engraver and print publisher, and his wife, Elizabeth Harriet Eglinton (1785–1882)...

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Emes, William (1729/30–1803), landscape designer and gardener, whose early life is obscure, took up the post of head gardener to Sir Nathaniel Curzon at Kedleston, Derbyshire, on 8 September 1756. He remained there until 1760, perhaps leaving his post because the appointment of ...

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Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1925–2006), poet, artist, and gardener, was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on 28 October 1925, the son of James Hamilton Finlay and his wife, Annie Whitelaw, née Pettigrew. According to his son James Finlay was a bootlegger who smuggled rum into the ...

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Finnis, Valerie Margaret Steriker [married name Valerie Margaret Steriker Montagu Douglas Scott, Lady Montagu Douglas Scott] (1924–2006), gardener and photographer, was born on 31 October 1924 at Wyke Cottage, Crowborough, Sussex, the younger daughter of Steriker Finnis, a paymaster commander in the ...

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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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Julia Trevelyan Oman (1930–2003) by Tessa Traeger, 2002 © Tessa Traeger / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Oman, Julia Trevelyan [married name Julia Trevelyan Strong, Lady Strong] (1930–2003), designer and gardener, was born on 11 July 1930 at 30 Abingdon Villas, Kensington, London, the elder child and only daughter of Charles Chichele Oman (1901–1982), silver historian and later keeper of the department of metalwork at the ...

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Rohde, Eleanour Sophy Sinclair (1881–1950), garden historian and gardener, was born in Alleppey, Travancore, India, on 9 August 1881, the daughter of John Rohde, civil servant in India, and his wife, Isabel Crawford. Although her surname is German in origin, her grandfather John Rohde...

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Roper [née Harley; other married name Codrington], Primrose (1908–1978), painter and gardener, was born on 19 April 1908 at 25 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, the younger daughter of Vaughan Edward Berkeley Harley (1864–1923), a doctor, and his wife, Mary Blagden, of Harley Street...