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Robert Marnock - Summary

Date of Birth: 12/03/1800

Date of Death: 15/11/1889

Period Active Earliest Date: 1825

Period Active Latest Date: 1879

Gender: male

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Designer

Narrative:

Robert Marnock was one of the leading landscape gardeners of the mid-19th century. He was a gardener at Bretton Hall, Yorkshire in 1834 when he won a competition to design the Sheffield Botanic Garden. In 1840, he again won a competition for the design of a garden for the Royal Botanic Society in Regent's Park, London, where he became curator until 1862.

From 1836 to 1842, Marnock edited two gardening magazines and contributed to the Florigraphia Britannica (1837). Later in his career, Marnock carried out a number of private commissions, as well as the design of Alexandra Park in Hastings (1878).

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