William Mason

The English Garden Today is the birthday of the poet and gardener William Mason. The Reverend William Mason was also a writer, artist, and garden designer. Mason is remembered for creating the romance of the country house garden. Here’s how he did it: In 1775 at Nuneham (“NEW-Num”), near Oxford, England, Mason designed a flower…

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Today we celebrate the Dutch botanist who figured out the king bee was actually a queen and the poet gardener who preferred curves over straight lines. We’ll learn about the evolutionist who started out as a staunch Christian and who once wrote, “I did not in the least doubt the strict and literal truth of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the French admiral and explorer who had a female botanist posing as a male valet on his voyage. We’ll learn about the botanist who is remembered by the State Flower of California and the Landscape Architect, who restored the entire Landscape of Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll learn about the Spanish rose breeder who…

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