William Robert Guilfoyle

Architect of the World's Greatest Botanical Landscape

Today is the anniversary of the death of the landscape gardener and botanist William Robert Guilfoyle, who died on this day in 1912.
Guilfoyle was the architect of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
It took Guilfoyle over 35 years to transform the Botanic Gardens into what is now is widely accepted as one of the world's greatest botanical landscapes.
When the author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, saw the garden, he said it was absolutely the most beautiful place he had ever seen.

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William Robert Guilfoyle
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