Thomas Rivers

1798–1877

Nurseryman. Son of Thomas Rivers (1770–1844). Succeeded to the family business in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, in 1827. Specialised in the cultivation of roses and fruit. Author of works on rose and fruit culture; contributed extensively to gardening journals. A founder of the British Pomological Society, 1854.

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