Ignatz Urban

Curator of Berlin Botanical Garden Today is the birthday of the German botanist and curator of Berlin Botanical Garden, Ignatz Urban.  He helped catalog the Flora of the Caribbean and Brazil. In 1986, Urban’s tombstone was moved to the Botanical Garden he helped relocate during his tenure. He lies alongside other well-known botanists in Berlin.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the wealthy Dutch banker who bought enough plants to fill a book for a young Carl Linnaeus and a royal gardener who is an ancestor of Princess Diana. We’ll learn about the man who started the first seed company in America and the German botanist buried in the Botanical Garden he curated…

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