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Adrian May

Adrian May was a gentleman of the Court and was active as a gardener, landscape designer and supervisor of King Charles II's gardeners in London, England in the mid-17th century. He was the brother of the architect Hugh May and often worked with the French garden designer Andre Mollet.

In 1660 May was responsible for overseeing the digging of the monumental canal and planting of flanking avenues in St. James's Park. He later worked at Hampton Court and Greenwich. In December 1661 May was appointed supervisor of the French gardeners working at St. James's Park, Hampton Court and Whitehall.


Pattacini, Laurence, 'Andre Mollet, Royal Gardener in St James's Park, London', Garden History, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Summer, 1998), pp. 3-18

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