Famous Gardeners and Horticulturists


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Pliny the Elder (23 AD 79 AD), Roman naturalist: wrote extensively about horticulture at that time.

Pedanius Dioscorides (4090 AD), Greek: the author of De Materia Medica - an encyclopedia about herbal medicine that was widely read for more than 1,500 years.

John Gerard (1545 1612), English herbalist: notable for his herbal garden and botany writing - The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes (1597).

Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954), American: cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 1852), American landscape designer: served as the editor of The Horticulturist magazine (184652).

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 1903), American: considered by many to be the father of American landscape architecture.

Luther Burbank (1849 1926), American: pioneer in agricultural science - developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants.

William Hooker (1785 1865), English: was the first Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

George Bentham (1800 1884), English: The collections found in the Kew Herbarium today are based on the collections of George Bentham and William Hooker.

Joseph Hooker (1817 1911), British: a founder of geographical botany; was director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for twenty years.

John Lindley (1799 1865), English: father of orchidology.

George Washington Carver (1864 1943), American: Development of Peanut Crops and Products.


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Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
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