Thomas Blaikie was a botanical collector and landscape gardener active in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. He was born in 1750 near Edinburgh, Scotland yet he spent much of his career abroad collecting plants in France and Switzerland. In 1776, he entered the landcape gardening profession, and began working in France in 'le jardin anglais' style. He died in Paris in 1838.
Hadfield, Miles, Robert Harling and Leonine Highton, British Gardeners: A Biographical Dictionary (London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1980), p. 36.