George London (landscape architect)

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George London
Bornc. 1640 Edit this on Wikidata
Died1714
OccupationGarden designer Edit this on Wikidata
WorksHanbury Hall Edit this on Wikidata

George London (c. 1640–1714) was an English nurseryman and garden designer. He aspired to the baroque style and was a founding partner in the Brompton Park Nursery in 1681. Henry Wise (1653–1738) was his apprentice, and the two later worked as partners on parterre gardens at Hampton Court, Chelsea Hospital, Longleat, Chatsworth, Melbourne Hall, Wimpole Hall and Castle Howard.

His garden designs at Hanbury Hall near Bromsgrove have been re-instated using plans, contemporary surveys and archaeological evidence.[1]

George London's birth date is not certain but it was probably about 1640. His black grave slab is inside All Saints Church, Fulham, where he is buried with his wife Elizabeth. George was gardener to Henry Compton at Fulham Palace, Fulham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George London: designer of dreams". National Trust. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  • Charles Quest-Ritson (2004). The English Garden: A Social History. David R. Godine. ISBN 1567922643.