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List of Famous Gardeners

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List of famous gardeners, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top gardeners in the world? This includes the most prominent gardeners, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable gardeners is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic gardeners were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned gardeners.

Items include everything from Derek Jarman to Kim Wilde.

From reputable, prominent, and well known gardeners to the lesser known gardeners of today, these are some of the best professionals in the gardener field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous gardeners ever?" and "What are the names of famous gardeners?" then you're in the right place. (38 items)
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    Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Kim Wilde is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England
    • Profession: Gardener, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Author, Disc jockey, + more
    • Credits: Weird Science, The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Fletch
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    Lancelot "Capability" Brown

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    Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English eighteenth-century artists to be accorded his due", and "England's greatest gardener". He designed over 170 parks, many of which still endure. His influence was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1716-1783)
    • Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Architect
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    Frederick Law Olmsted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, although many scholars have bestowed that title upon Andrew Jackson Downing. Olmsted was famous for co-designing ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1822-1903)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Designer, Architect, Landscape architect
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    Derek Jarman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)
    • Birthplace: Northwood, London, England, London
    • Profession: Gardener, Author, Writer, Artist, Film Director
    • Credits: Caravaggio, Aria, Sebastiane, Edward II, The Tempest, + more
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    Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. was an American landscape architect who is best known for his wildlife conservation efforts. He had a lifetime commitment to national parks, and worked on projects in Acadia, the Everglades and Yosemite National Park. Olmsted Point in Yosemite and Olmsted Island at Great Falls ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1870-1957)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect
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    Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1862-1937)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Designer, Writer
    • Credits: The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, The Old Maid, Passion's Way, The Age of Innocence, + more
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    Alan Titchmarsh

    Alan Fred Titchmarsh, MBE DL is an English gardener, broadcaster, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career. more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Ilkley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Gardener, Novelist, Actor, Gardening, Presenter
    • Credits: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Gardeners' World, Ground Force, British Isles – A Natural History, Saving Planet Earth, + more
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    Carolus Clusius is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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    Charles de l'Écluse, L'Escluse, or Carolus Clusius, seigneur de Watènes, was a Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist, perhaps the most influential of all 16th-century scientific horticulturists. more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1526-1609)
    • Birthplace: Arras, France
    • Profession: Horticulturist, Scientist, Botanist
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