The life of a Bicton gardener profiled

THE BIOGRAPHY of a professional gardener who worked in Bicton in the nineteenth century has been added to a well-known national publication. James Barnes, who died in 1877, and was a former head gardener for Lord Rolle in Bicton, is the latest name to be

THE BIOGRAPHY of a professional gardener who worked in Bicton in the nineteenth century has been added to a well-known national publication.

James Barnes, who died in 1877, and was a former head gardener for Lord Rolle in Bicton, is the latest name to be added in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The dictionary is free to view in most libraries in the area and specially features a profile into the lives of those connected with the history of gardening in Britain.

Barnes would often work 18 hour-days and died in Exmouth.


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