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Ingram, Thomas

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 09 Jul 2020.
Royal Gardens
Frogmore,
United Kingdom
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Head gardener at the Frogmore Gardens (ca. 1796 - March 9, 1872 Upton Lodge)

[From The Gardeners' Chronicle, March 16, 1872 p. 364:] "Four years ago we announced the retirement of Mr. Thomas Ingram from the charge of the Royal gardens at Windsor, and we now have to recors, with regret, that a career long and honourably connected with horticulture has at length been closed by the death of that gentleman, which took place at Upton Lodge, Slough, on the 9th inst., at the ripe age of 76. He held the appointment of head gardener for upwards of 50 years, and was trusted and faithful servant of four of our monarchs. Entering the Royal service as head gardener to Queen Charlotte in 1816, Mr. Ingram continued at Frogmore until 1833, when he was appointed by William IV, to the superintendance of the whole of the Royal gardens, then scattered about the parks at Windsor. During the reign of Her Majesty the ancient gardens were partly given up, and the present magnificent gardens at Frogmore were formed, planted, and brought to their high state of perfection by Mr. Ingram..."
 
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