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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. Featuring British gardeners, celebrity gardeners, women gardeners, television gardeners, and more, this list has it all! 

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. 
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 ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: England, London

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


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 ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1716-1783)

Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom

Profession: Architect

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 ...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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