John Scott, 1836-1860,

Horticulturist

John Scott was a well-known 19th century horticulturist who was brought up in Denholm.

 

As a boy he gained all the prizes for growing hardy annuals and cultivated flowers in the annual flower show.

 

He went on to work at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh where he corresponded with Darwin and experimented with the hybridization of plants.

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