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BEES of Chester, England
Established by Arthur Kilpin Bulley (January 10, 1861 - May 3, 1942) in 1903 as Bees Nursery. Became Bees Ltd in 1911.
[From the Website of the Ness Gardens:] "When the Liverpool cotton merchant Arthur Kilpin Bulley began to create a garden in 1898, he laid the foundations of one of the major botanic gardens in the United Kingdom....Bulley was interested in introducing new plant species from abroad. As he believed that Himalayan and Chinese mountain plants could be established in Britain, he sponsored expeditions to the Far East employing the renowned British plant collectors George Forrest and Frank Kingdon Ward to prove his theory....Part of the Bulley's garden was devoted to the propagation of these plants, and it was here that many of the seeds from the Far East were first cultivated and where his plant and seed company, Bees Ltd, had its beginnings....After his death, Bulley's daughter Lois presented the Gardens to the University of Liverpool in 1948 with an endowment of £75,000."
Alfred K. Bulley
From The Gardeners' Magazine
, 1909, p. 430:]...led Mr. Bulley to establish the nursery and seed business known as Bees, Lim., of Sealands, Chester, and Liverpool.
[From Modern Roses II
>, p. 18:] Bees, Ltd., Sealand Nurseries, Chester, England.
From The Gardeners' Chronicle
, 1983, p. 18:] The 222ha nursery of Temana Bees Ltd, one of the largest and best-known nurseries in the British Isles, is for sale. Better known as Bees of Chester, the business, which flanks the River Dee on the ...
Followed by Sealand Nurseries.