Charles Augustus Stanhope

Charles Augustus Stanhope

The Happy Huntsman’s Tree 1917   On this day, the Happy Huntsman’s Tree was planted, which stands beside the Harrington family crypt. The Happy Huntsman’s Tree is an Oak tree that honors the 8th Earl of Harrington –  Charles Augustus Stanhope who died on this day at the age of 73. When he died, Charles was…

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February 5, 2020 Growing Turnips, Piet Blanckaert Terrace Garden, John Lindley, Meriwether Lewis, Friedrich Welwitsch, the New England Botanical Club, James Van Sweden, February Poems, Winter World by Bernd Heinrich, Okatsune Hedge Shears and the Happy Huntsman’s Tree

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Today we celebrate the savior of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the fir tree described by Meriwether Lewis as “Fir No. 5.” We’ll learn about the man who discovered a plant that was called “the ugliest yet most botanically magnificent plant in the world” by Joseph Dalton Hooker. And, we celebrate the 124th birthday…

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