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March 23, 2017

 

Joseph Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

March 16, 2017

 

wardian cases

Wardian Cases

These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!

March 2, 2017

 

plant descriptors

Plant Descriptors

Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.

February 2, 2017

 

magnolia genus

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

November 17, 2016

 

Vita and Harold

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

January 28, 2016

 

Tradescant the younger

John Tradescant The Younger

A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.

June 11, 2015

 

Prince Charles

Talking To Plants

I often mutter to myself and also to the plants in my garden, and perhaps you do too.

March 26, 2015

 

Chartwell

Winston Churchill’s Love Of Nature

I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.

July 25, 2013

 

english garden

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

March 21, 2013

 

monticello gardens

Beautiful, Yet Practical

Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.

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