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John Mattock, The Rose Nurseries

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  Listing last updated on 08 Feb 2023.
Windmill Road,
Headington, Oxford
United Kingdom
1950 The Rose Annual
p130. Round the Nurseries.
John Mattock, The Rose Nurseries, Littlemore, Oxford.
The Mattock family can be traced back to 1670 in the church register of Steeple Ashton, Wilts. John Mattock left there as a boy and worked in Bath; he came to Headington, Oxford, in 1871, where, after working as a private gardener, he started in business about 1875. The earliest trading records in roses being in 1877, the same year as the foundation of the N.R.S......John’s eldest son, John Robert, who succeeded him in 1913, attended as a boy some of the first Shows held at the Crystal Palace about 1880, and was a member of the Council of the N.R.S. for some years until his death in 1936......The present head of the firm, John William, succeeded his father, who died in 1936, and became a member of the Council in 1937......In business with him now are his two sons, John Stewart and Robert Hunter, who have already started exhibiting.....
Photo John William Mattock.

1975 The Rose Annual UK. page 205
John Mattock Ltd. advertisement.
In 1875 John Mattock started to grow Roses near Oxford.
In 1975 John, Robert and Mark Mattock, great grandsons of the founder of the firm are still growing roses.....

2018 March By Any Other Name page 31
Obituary: John Mattock (April 23, 1926 - October 23, 2017)

[From :] History of Mattock family and nursery

The family business was sold in 1985 to Notcutts and John retired to become a lecturer, judge and author. See Mattock Roses/Notcutts and Robert Mattock Roses.
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