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 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 of the Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she has 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love", "You Came" and "Never Trust a Stranger". In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch ...more
Birthplace: Chiswick, London, Englandsee more on Kim Wilde
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
Age: Died at 67 (1716-1783)
Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom
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 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
Age: Died at 81 (1822-1903)
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of Americasee more on Frederick Law Olmsted
Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. ...more
Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)
Birthplace: Middlesex, Eurasia, Northwood, United Kingdom, London, + more
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