Humphrey Marshall's Home

The Father of American Dendrology November 5, 1801    Today is the anniversary of the death of the botanist Humphrey Marshall. The Marshalls were cousins to the Bartrams – their mothers were sisters. Humphrey’s cousin, John Bartram, was known as the “Father of American Botany” after establishing the country’s first botanical garden, and he ignited…

Read More
20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man remembered as the “Father of American Dendrology” (the study of woody plants, trees, and shrubs). We’ll also learn about the November birth flower, which was celebrated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1883. We also recognize the botanist, who was Philadelphia’s botany man during the 1800s. We hear some…

Read More
Humphrey Marshall

The Father of American Dendrology Today is the anniversary of the death of the botanist Humphrey Marshall who died on this day in 1801. The Marshalls were cousins to the Bartrams – their mothers were sisters. John Bartram was known as the “Father of American Botany, and he ignited Humphrey’s love of native plants. John…

Read More