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Lawrie Metcalf

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Lawrie (Lawrence James) Metcalf was a New Zealand horticulturalist, botanist and prolific author of gardening books. who pioneered and advocated for the planting of indigenous plant species in gardens[1]. In 2017, the Herbarium at Christchurch Botanic Gardens was named in his honour[2].

Lawrie Metcalf
Died18 August 2017 (aged 89)
OccupationHorticulturalist and botanist
NationalityNew Zealand
CitizenshipNew Zealand
GenreGardening and plant guides
SubjectNative and introduced plants in New Zealand. Hebes
Notable worksThe Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs Hebes: A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera
Notable awardsCompanion of the Queen's Service Order
RelativesDaughter: Victoria Metcalf

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  1. "Life story: Horticulturalist Lawrie Metcalf popularised native plants". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  2. "Naming Botanic Gardens Herbarium the Lawrie Metcalf Herbarium | Christchurch City Council Streaming". councillive.ccc.govt.nz. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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