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Maud Evelyn Stebbing (also known as Miss Maud Evelyn Brown, Maude Stebbing, M.E. Stebbing, Miss Maud Evelyn Brown, Maude Stebbing, M.E. Stebbing)

Maud Evelyn Stebbing (nee Brown) was an author, garden adviser and a garden designer active, especially in Scotland, during the early-20th century, particularly the 1930s.

Maud was the eldest daughter of W. T. Brown, a Colonel in the Indian Army. In 1907 she married the forester and author, Edward Percy Stebbing (born 1870, died 1960), Professor of Forestry at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1920, who was noted for his work in the Indian Forest Service. Together they had one son.

Maud's written works include The Flower Garden and How to Work It (1917), Hardy Flower Gardening Especially Applicable to Scotland and Northern England (1931), Gardening for Children and Beginners with Louey Chisholm (1930, with revised editions in 1934, 1937 and 1942), Colour in the Garden: Plants and Shrubs, Their Uses, Culture and Colour-Grouping (1934, with revised editions in 1939, 1947 and 1949), and A Calendar of Garden Colour (1939).

Maud Stebbing died at Romden Castle in Smarden, Kent, England on 15 August 1950.


'Deaths', Stebbing, The Times, Wednesday, Aug 16, 1950; page 1; Issue 51771; column A.

'Obituary', Prof. E.P. Stebbing, The Times, Wednesday, Mar 23, 1960; page 15; Issue 54727; column A.

'Stebbing, Edward Percy', Who Was Who (A & C Black, 1920-2007; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007) < > [accessed 29 September 2008]

'Stebbing, Maud', Who's Who in Literature- The Literary Year Book 1933 Edition (The Literary Year Books Press, Ltd.: Bootle, Lancashire, 1933), p. 412

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