Alfred Parsons, landscape painter and garden designer, was born in Beckington, Somerset, on the 2nd December 1847. He was an established landscape painter of the late-19th century who, in 1899, embarked on a career as a professional landscape designer with Captain Walter Croker St. Ives Partidge and Charles Clement Tudway. Examples of their work include Wightwick Manor, Staffordshire, and Great Chalfield, Wiltshire. Alfred Parsons was also a judge at the Chelsea flower show. He died on the 16th January 1920 at Luggershill, Broadway, Worcestershire.