Joshua Major was landscape gardener who worked in Yorkshire in the early- to mid-19th century.
Major founded a nursery garden at Knowsthorpe, Leeds in about 1810. Initially practising commercial horticulture, Major later became involved in landscape design. His work included public parks and private commissions.
Major wrote several books and was a regular contributor to The Gardeners' Magazine.
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