Charles Eliot

A Boston Son November 1, 1859  Today is the birthday of the Boston Landscape Architect Charles Eliot. Charles was the son of a prominent Boston family. In 1869, the year his mother died, his father Charles Sr. became the president of Harvard University. In 1882 Charles graduated from Harvard with a degree in botany. A…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who wrote Species Plantarum and gave us binomial nomenclature. We’ll also learn about the Boston Landscape Architect, who kept a journal of his favorite walks. We salute the British orchidologist who saved Kew Gardens. We also recognize the man who designed the garden at the Frick Museum in New York…

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Charles Eliot

The Boston Botanist Today is the birthday of Charles Eliot, who was born on this day in 1859. Eliot was the son of a prominent Boston family. In 1869, the year his mother died, his father Charles William Eliot became the president of Harvard University. In 1882 Charles went to Harvard to study botany. A…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who is considered the Father of Taxonomy and the young Landscape Architect who learned by taking weekly walking tours of gardens. We’ll learn about the botanist who saved Kew Garden and the most famous garden designer you’ve never heard of We’ll listen to a little garden folklore for November and…

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