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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 (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter. She first saw success 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 solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with a reworked version of the Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Chiswick, London, England

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Lancelot "Capabilit... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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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 was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's apologist Horace Walpole allowed that Kent had been followed by "a very able master". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1716-1783)

Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom

Frederick Law Olmsted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) 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 many well-known urban parks with his senior partner Calvert Vaux, including Prospect Park and Central Park in New York City, as well as Elm Park, considered by many to be the first municipal park in America. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1822-1903)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

Derek Jarman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Gardeners
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Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, and author. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 52 (1942-1994)

Birthplace: Northwood, London, England, London