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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Robinson


Irish-born gardener and writer. Under-gardener at the Royal Botanic Society, Regent’s Park, 1861–3; foreman of the herbaceous department, 1863–7. Travelled in France, 1867–8, and North America, 1870. Promoted the use of perennials. Founded the Garden, 1871, and Gardening Illustrated, 1879.


Allan 1982

R. Desmond 1994

Gardeners’ Chronicle 3d ser. 97 (1935): 323–4