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. In 2017, the Herbarium at Christchurch Botanic Gardens was named in his honour.
|Died||18 August 2017 (aged 89)|
|Occupation||Horticulturalist and botanist|
|Genre||Gardening and plant guides|
|Subject||Native and introduced plants in New Zealand. Hebes|
|Notable works||The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs Hebes: A Guide to Species, Hybrids and Allied Genera|
|Notable awards||Companion of the Queen's Service Order|
|Relatives||Daughter: Victoria Metcalf|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Life story: Horticulturalist Lawrie Metcalf popularised native plants". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "Naming Botanic Gardens Herbarium the Lawrie Metcalf Herbarium | Christchurch City Council Streaming". councillive.ccc.govt.nz. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
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