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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.

January 21, 2016

 

Tradescant the elder

John Tradescant The Elder

This late 16th-century English plantsman is regarded as one of the first significant and probably the most influential of early English garden designers.

July 9, 2015

 

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Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

June 4, 2015

 

sappho roses

Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

January 29, 2015

 

early women photographers

Early Women Garden Photographers

Early women garden photographers created a new art form in the 20th century.

July 25, 2013

 

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America’s Romance

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

July 18, 2013

 

GCA

GCA: Garden Club Of America

Elizabeth Price Martin founded our nation’s first Garden Club in 1904.

March 28, 2013

 

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Mount Vernon

At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.

March 7, 2013

 

andrea wulf

Andrea Wulf’s Perspective

The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.

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