Augustin Gattinger

Pioneer Botanist of Tennesee On this day in 1908, The Tennessean newspaper reported that the botanist Thomas G. Harbison was in Nashville to collect a specimen of the clematis gattingeri for Harvard. The gattingeri clematis was regarded as a scarce plant that had been discovered by Augustin Gattinger. Gattinger was known as the “Pioneer Botanist…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who was allowed to tend a garden while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. We’ll learn about the Pioneer botanist of Tennessee and the botanist who used his love of trees to shape an optimistic view of humanity. We’ll also celebrate Jamie Taggert, the young Scottish botanist,…

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