August 3, 2011

August 3: Joseph Paxton, "Prince of Gardeners" Born, 1803

He began as a humble groundsman, but quickly rose to become one of the most famous gardeners of all time.

And then he turned to engineering....

Read article here.

Above: Chatsworth Estate, the estate that took most of Paxton's time. Etching by unknown artist, before 1881.
Below: The Crystal Palace, designed by Paxton for the Great Exhibition.  Photograph by Philip Henry Delamotte, 1854

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