John Claudius Loudon

Waterloo Breeches December 14, 1843  Today is the anniversary of the death of the Scottish botanist, garden designer, and author John Claudius Loudon. A prolific garden writer and publisher, John coined the term arboretum. There are two stories I love to tell about John. One is his love story with his wife Jane, and the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the English garden writer who fell in love with one of the world’s first science fiction writers – and she turned out to be a woman. We’ll also learn about the Connecticut botanist and conservations who created a new undergraduate degree program he called Human Ecology. We’ll hear a delightful interview with…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Roman Leader who is still honored with flowers. We’ll also learn about one of the best botanical writers of all time. We celebrate the man remembered with the naming of the Cottonwood. We also celebrate the life of a beloved English poet through his poetry – every year on this day,…

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John Claudius Loudon

The Picturesque Gardener On April 8, 1783: the Scottish author, garden designer, and botanist John Claudius Loudon was born. (Books By This Author) A massively popular and breathtakingly prolific writer on horticulture, John focused on serving the needs of the expanding middle class who wanted to have smaller gardens. 1838, Loudon wrote in his book…

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