John Gerard

The General History of Plants December 1, 1597   On this day, The Herbal, or General History of Plants, by John Gerard was first published. In the Herbal, John shared over 800 species of plants and shared gorgeous woodcut illustrations. During his life, John was allowed to garden on land at Somerset House, and for…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who wrote one of the first Herbals. We’ll also learn about the botanist who wasn’t thrilled about getting one of India’s first telephones. We’ll recognize the lost work of an American botanist and painter. We’ll remember the Hollywood Legend who loved gardening alongside his famous wife. We’ll hear an excerpt…

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