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Upton (Sr.), J. R.

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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 28 Feb 2015.
New South Wales
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1907, Nov 2. The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW)
p7. Champion 12 roses (won by) J. Upton..... Best spray or buttonhole by boy or girl under 15: J. R. Upton.
Mr J. Upton Sen. was in charge of the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital's grounds for 16 years, a position he resigned to take up the business of carnation growing. Upton Sen was a member of the Horticultural Society of NSW for 34 years. He was a very successful exhibitor of roses and chrystanthemums when in charge of the gardens of the late J.C.Smith, Esq. and the late Mr J.M.Toohey, MLA of Strathfield. Upton Sen. was born in England and received his training from experienced head gardeners near Birmingham and was last employed at Perry Hall, South Staffordshire. He arrived in Australia in 1887 (Parsons/RHS NSW, 2012, 26).

1932 Hazlewood Brothers catalogue
p51. 1909., ‘Climbing Maman Cochet’ (H.T.), Upton, N.S.W.
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