James Justice

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Sir James Justice (1698–1763) was a Scottish horticulturalist/gardener. His works on gardening, such as The Scots Gardiner and The British Gardener, were distributed in much of Britain and Ireland. He reportedly had a passion for botanical experiments, which he pursued at the expense of his finances and family.[1] His divorce and expulsion from the Fellowship in the Royal Society has been blamed on the expenses he put into greenhouses and soil mixtures. He is nevertheless a noted figure in Scottish gardening with a claim to be the father of it.[2] He had a son from his second marriage.[3] The genus Justicia is named for him.[4]

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