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Royal Horticultural Society

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

Founded originally as "The Horticultural Society of London" by seven friends including Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Charles Greville (Emma Hamilton's lover) John Wedgwood (the eldest son of Josiah Wedgwood I) , gathered together in a room above Hatchards Bookshop in Piccadilly. It was created as a Learned Society. Its aims, amongst others, were to collect and exchange information about plants and to encourage the improvement of horticultural practice.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Horticultural Society

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Royal Horticultural Society

At Messrs. Hatchard's in a house on this site The Royal Horticultural Society...

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Susan Daniel Rose Bed

The Susan Daniel Rose Bed The roses in this flower bed are named after Susan ...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Royal Horticultural Society

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Lawrence Hall - Baron Lambourne

The foundation stone of this building was laid 19th October 1926 by the Rt Ho...

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Edward Bowles

Edward Bowles

Horticulturalist. Born Edward Augustus Bowles but professionally known as E. A. Bowles. Born at his family's home, Myddelton House near Enfield, where he later created a garden, now open to the pu...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath

For the history of this beautiful place go to: external site.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Originally known as the 'Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Show', it was first held at the RHS garden in Kensington. It moved to The Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1905 and now takes place annua...

Event, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Probably a gardener working for Tower Hamlets in the 1990s, who died young. Our colleague Andrew Behan had had a shot at identifying this man. While not conclusive we think this is probably correc...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Nicholas Culpeper

Nicholas Culpeper

Physician, botanist, herbalist, astrologer and writer. Probably born at Ockley, Surrey. In about 1635 left Cambridge and came to London. This was prompted by the death of his intended. On her way t...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Science

1 memorial