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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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B. D. Jackson

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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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G. C. Boase

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Johnson, George William (1802–1886), writer on gardening, was born on 4 November 1802 at Blackheath, Kent, the younger of the two sons of William Johnson, businessman and owner of the Vauxhall distillery, who then founded the Coalbrookdale china works, and later the salt works at ...

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M. G. Watkins

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Laurence, John (1668–1732), writer on gardening, was baptized on 27 October 1668 at Stamford Baron, near Stamford, Northamptonshire, the elder son of John Laurence (d. 1700), vicar of St Martin's, Stamford Baron, and prebendary of Lincoln, and his wife, Elizabeth Stubbs. Edward Laurence...

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Lawson, William (1553/4–1635), writer on gardening and Church of England clergyman, was probably a member of the extensive northern English gentry family of Lawson, but his parents' names are not known. He was ordained deacon in 1580, and became vicar of Ormesby, near ...

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Moore, Thomas (1821–1887), gardener and writer on horticulture, was born on 21 May 1821 at Stoke, near Guildford, Surrey. He worked for several years at Dickinson's nursery in Guildford before being employed at Fraser's Lea Bridge nurseries in Leyton, Essex, in 1839. He moved to ...

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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...