Head gardener at Bodnant to Lord Aberconway between 1920 and 1947, F.C. Puddle made a vital contribution to the breeding of white hybirds. Puddle created Paphiopedilum F.C. Puddle in 1935, a flower which has become in turn created over 1000 new hybrids. F.C. Puddle was the father of Charles and the grandfather of Martin Puddle, both of whom became head gardners at Bodnant.