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bench 'In loving memory of...' in Kew - May 2004

bench 'In loving memory of...'  in Kew  - May 2004

such a funny text, probably true ;-)

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It seems Francis didn't like the gardens...
... but I wonder if he visited the gardens often ..... :o)

24 Jul, 2010


A Fiona Neate co wrote plant collectors in West Africa 1971, published in the Netherlands, a biographical index of those who have collected herbarium material of flowering plants and ferns between Cape Verne and Lake Chad, and from the coast to the Sahara at 18 [degrees]. Fiona Neate of International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature. Thats all I could find - I wonder!!!! I like your idea that he went under sufferance TT?

24 Jul, 2010


Brilliant plaque ! We have family benches all over the place, one in Eastbourne for my Nan, One in Three Oaks for my Uncle and One in Bromley for my lovely Dad !
We often say to our kids that one day we will all be a wooden bench !! Lol

24 Jul, 2010


Lol indeed! Now that's a thought (for myself).

24 Jul, 2010


How "neat"! Great plaque - well-found, Hilda! Very interesting info, Drc. :-)

25 Jul, 2010


Haha, indeed 'neat'! And where did she (Drc.) find it?! I couldn't...

25 Jul, 2010


I can't find any info on Fiona Neate either, Hilda. I love reading about the plant collectors, botanists, etc, of the past (recent or older), and so would like to find out a bit more. Interesting, too, that the book was published in the Netherlands, from your viewpoint.

25 Jul, 2010


I just googled 'Fiona Neate' David/Hilda and this is what came up and I clicked on the first line.
CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: A-C - Google Books Result
Umberto Quattrocchi - 2000 - Science - 2896 pages
Caen 1924-1928; see FN Hepper and Fiona Neate, Plant Collectors in West Africa. 6. Utrecht 1971 ; JH Barnhart, Biographical Notes upon Botanists. 3: 64.

Dont forget I only said A Fiona Neate.

25 Jul, 2010


Many Thanks for this, Drc! i got nowehere with googling "Fiona Neate". Doesn't matter that you meant that it could be her name on this bench. I love finding out about people like the Fiona Neate you mention. Will try again. :-))

26 Jul, 2010


Hi David - "Fiona Neate" does not come up but Fiona Neate does.

27 Jul, 2010


I love that - must be Irish no doubt ! : Good humour to the end ;)

6 Aug, 2010

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