pelargonium guide & flowery photo album

Lord Bute - plant

released: 1910
this special and extremely popular fellow was named after Johan Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute (1713-1792).
quotation from The Victorian Web: "In 1754, Bute bought a house on Kew Green in London and built an extension to accommodate his botanical library. The house had a private gate into the grounds of Kew Palace where he helped Princess Augusta to create Kew Gardens."
in 1759 Princess Augusta and Lord Bute established the first botanic garden at Kew.
quotations from the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew's website: "Cambridge Cottage, known in the Gardens as Kew Gardens Gallery, was purchased from Lord Bute, Princess Augusta's botanical advisor, by George III and presented to his seventh son, the Duke of Cambridge." he was important for botany in other ways: "Lord Bute was a patron of botanical authors such as John Hill and William Curtis’s, and commissioned and collected botanical illustrations." finally, he published Botanical tables, containing the different families of British plants distinguished by a few parts of fructification rang’d in a synoptical method in 1784.