David Gedye

Details of talks given by David Gedye

East of England
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I studied Agricultural Botany at university and became a plant pathologist before working in a variety of roles in the agricultural industry, but my hobby interest has been gardening. In that context I follow in the footsteps of one of my forebears, a Victorian head gardener named Philip Frost.

As a child I was told he grew the first Monkey Puzzle tree to be grown in England. Researching that story and the history of the Monkey Puzzle became one of my passions which has taken me on an interesting journey.

My illustrated talks are based on my family story and my wider research into the history of the Monkey Puzzle's introduction into the British Isles.

To contact David Gedye select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

Hobbies Looking for a tree - Finding a Pinetum
David Gedye Tagged: Victorian | Trees | Pinetum | Gardens
East of England
Hobbies Bringing the Monkey Puzzle tree to Europe – The true story
David Gedye Tagged: Trees | Gardening | Pinetum
East of England
Hobbies Monkey Puzzle Miscellany – Stories you have probably never heard about Monkey Puzzle trees
David Gedye Tagged: Monkey Puzzles | Trees | Pinetum | Gardening
East of England