From Gardeners Chronicle and Horticultural Trade Journal
, 1919, p.287:] "Thomas Smith, proprietor of Daisy Hill Nurseries, Newry, Ireland, which occurred at his home on Friday, May 25rd, in his seventy-ninth year. Mr. Smith was the son of a gardener in Birmingham, and he commenced his gardener career when a lad of about thirteen years of age in a small garden at Edgbaston. About a year or so later he was employed as under-gardener at.....Witley Court, Worcestershire, and subsequently entered the service of Messrs. ... Low and Co. at their Clapton ..."
[From The Garden
, 1919, p. 259:] "We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Thomas Smith, proprietor of the famous nurseries at Newry, at the age of seventy-eight. He was one of the best-known horticulturists in Europe, and the products of his nurseries were sent to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and India, and to the Royal Courts of England, Denmark and Russ'ra. Mr. Smith also had a great reputation as a landscape gardener, and was stated to possess the finest collection of plants and shrubs in the ..."
[From "The Plant Lover's Companion", by Julia Brittain, 2006, p. 136:] ...more than 250 intoductions, most of which no longer exist. Daisy Hill Nursery...was founded in 1887 by Thomas Smith, who advertised it confidently as 'the only Nursery in Ireland worth a button...' Smith attracted customers from far and near with the huge range of plants that he grew, especially Michaelmas daisies, lupins, bergenias and delphiniums...After his death in 1919, his son George Norman Smith...took over. The nursery...finally [closed] in 1996 on the retirement of Thomas Smith's great-grandson [Alan Grills].