Tag Archives: Mark Catesby

The other Chelsea Flower Show…

As the eyes of high society and the horticultural  world turned to Chelsea, the doyenne of all flower shows world-wide, this week I thought it was time to turn my attention towards another  even older connection between the plant world … Continue reading

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Thomas Fairchild

Thomas Fairchild was one of the greatest horticulturists of the 18thc. But his contribution was not confined to his own age but extends right up to today. That might sound a bit over the top – and perhaps it is – … Continue reading

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The catalogues of Robert Furber

  Growing ornamental plants for sale  really only emerged as a trade separate from other forms of commercial gardening towards the end of the 17th. A few of these early nurserymen issued catalogues, but the whole trade moved to a different … Continue reading

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