Maurice Mason – farmer, plant hunter and friend to the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland

  • Dennis McNally National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
Keywords: Botanic gardens, Orchids, Rhododendrons, Collectors, Glasshouses, Sanseviera, Dracaena, Begonia, Seemania

Abstract

Maurice Mason is well documented as an accomplished amateur horticulturist and plant collector. His contributions to horticulture were recognised by his guest attendance at the Kew Guild Annual Dinner in 1960 and the award of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour in the same year. He was generous in sharing his plant collections, and this generosity extended to Ireland. His less well-known contribution to Irish horticulture through the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin is outlined here.

Author Biography

Dennis McNally, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

Dennis McNally was a horticulturist at the National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin for over 40 years.

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Published
2021-01-19
How to Cite
McNally, D. G. (2021). Maurice Mason – farmer, plant hunter and friend to the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (19). Retrieved from https://journals.rbge.org.uk/rbgesib/article/view/303