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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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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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Glenny, George (1793–1874), landscape gardener and writer on horticulture, was born in Hoxton 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 Hannah Brookes...

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Harvey, John Hooper (1911–1997), architectural and garden historian, was born on 25 May 1911 in St John's Wood, London, the only child of William Harvey (1883–1962), architect, and his wife, Alice Mabel Wilcox (1874–1958). He attended St John's School, Leatherhead, from 1923 to 1927. In 1928 he joined the office of ...

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John Claudius Loudon (1783–1843) by John Linnell, 1840–41 by permission of the Linnean Society of London

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Loudon, John Claudius (1783–1843), landscape gardener and horticultural writer, was born on 8 April 1783 at Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, the eldest son of William Loudon (d. 1809), farmer, of Kerse Hall, Lothian, and his wife, Agnes, née Somers (d. 1831).

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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...