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Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson was a landscape gardener, designer and architect active particularly in Scotland in the mid- to late-18th century. He was born in 1734, the son of the gardener William Robinson (died 1757), of Durham, and the younger brother of architect William Robinson (born around 1720, died 1775).

Robinson is noted to have been a draughtsman and executor of the designs of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and to have designed around 16 gardens. In 1766 he entered into a partnership with William Boutcher and in 1773 was made a burgess of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the father of Alexander Ramsay Robinson (died 1824) and died in 1794.


Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), p. 829.

Desmond, Ray, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists (London: Taylor & Francis, 1994), p. 588.

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