Tradescant


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Tradescant

(ˈtrædɛskaent)
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1. (Biography) John. 1570–1638, English botanist and gardener to Charles I. He introduced many plants from overseas into Britain
2. (Biography) his son, John. 1608–62, English naturalist and gardener, who continued his father's work
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Noun1.Tradescant - English botanist who was one of the first to collect specimens of plants (1570-1638)
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In my book The Cyprus Orchard, I included a quote from John Tradescant, the great plant hunter, which reads -- 'Even a King new come to his Kingdom cannot hunt deer and eat fruit in the same month.
An inquest into his death heard that he was spotted leaping over fences from one garden to another after he clambered out of the window on to the roof of his home in Tradescant Road, south Lambeth, in October 2013.
A couple, John and Rosemary Nicholson, traced the tomb of two royal gardeners and plant hunters, John Tradescant and his son, at the back of the church, which inspired the couple to convert the church into the first museum dedicated to the history of gardening.
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In another example, which shows how these cabinets of curiosity move to museum status and finally to set the stage for the modern museums we have today, we see the collection of John Tradescant, which contained a vast collection of items from all over the world.
It now houses a central gallery recounting 'Ark to Ashmolean', the story of the collections first known as 'Tradescant's Ark', collected by father and son plantsmen the John Tradescants (c.
Naturalist and plant collector John Tradescant I, often referred to as the ''father of English gardening,'' was head gardener to King Charles I.
Tradescanthia Named in honour of the botanists John Tradescant the Elder and Junior, who in the 17th century introduced dozens of plants to Britain, including magnolias, asters, the cos lettuce and 55 varieties of plum
12) In Sexing the Cherry Jordon, the adopted son of Dog Woman and one of the protagonists of the seventeenth-century narrative, encounters explorer and "Gardener to the King," John Tradescant, and begins his own experimentations in grafting.
Designed by John Tradescant, Alan is keen on it because it showcases the ideas of the 17th century in one place.
The surname of Jordan's mentor and father-figure, John Tradescant, is a near-miss for the transcendence for which Jordan yearns.
Haynes 86, indicates that Sandys gave these objects to John Tradescant, though he provides no source for this information.