Harold Hillier

Hillier Arboretum January 8, 1985  Today is the anniversary of the death of conservationist and plantsman Harold Hillier. In 1864, Hilliard’s grandfather Edwin began the family Nursery. His son was supposed to take over the family business, but he died during the war, and so it fell to Edwin’s grandson Harald to continue his legacy.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the ending of the 1675 coffee shop ban in England and the birthday of a man who devised his own theory of evolution independently of Charles Darwin. We’ll learn about one of the fiercest Dutch conservationists and the nurseryman who created the world’s most excellent arboretum. Today’s Unearthed Words feature fabulous one-liners…

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