5 June 1846 George Loddiges, nurseryman and artist, died.
He was a consummate plant collector, and devised an innovative way of heating glasshouses using steam.
6 June 2011 The first-ever National Gardening Exercise Day was held in the USA. It is now observed each year and is gaining interest in the UK. It encourages us to maximise the benefits we reap from gardening by adding some stretches and a few extra steps or squats!
8 June 1865 Joseph Paxton MP, gardener, architect and the designer of Crystal Palace, died. 8 June 1897 Brenda Colvin, landscape architect and founder of the Institute of Landscape Architects (now the Landscape Institute), was born.
10 June 1858
Robert Brown, botanist and an early proponent of the microscope to identify plant cells, died.
10 June 1936 Sir Cecil Hanbury MP died. He had been the owner of La Mortola gardens (now Giardinia Botanici Hanbury) in northern Italy.