Frances Stackhouse Acton

Botanist and Botanical Artist Today is the birthday of the botanist Frances Stackhouse Acton. Frances was the daughter of Thomas Andrew Knight, who served as the second president of the Royal Horticultural Society. Thomas assumed the position at the urging of his friend Joseph A Banks. Now, Knight’s inclination was always to turn inward -…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a bishop botanist whose love of plants was second only to his love of God. We’ll also learn about the botanist daughter of a key botanist in England. We celebrate the botanical entrepreneur and the creator of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. We also celebrate the writer who lived and worked in…

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