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Hugh Findlay

landscape architect

Hugh Findlay, British landscape architect. Fellow Royal Horticultural Society (England). American Geography Society, American Society Landscape Architects, Sigma Xi.

Background

Findlay, Hugh was born in 1879 in Ayr, Scotland. Son of Francis and Christina (Morton) Findlay.

Education

Brought to the United States in infancy. Student Clark University, 1 year. Special course in horticulture Cornell Univercity, 1908.

Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Syracuse University, 1916. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1922. M.L.A., Harvard, 1927.

Career

Professor horticulture and agricultural botany New York State School of Agriculture, Morrisville, 1909-1914. Professor horticulture Syracuse University College Agriculture, 1914-1917. Assistant in visual instruction agricultural, States Relations Service, Washington, 1917.

Director agricultural courses National Service School, Washington, summer, 1918. Organizer and inspector of camp farms, O.Q.M.G., 1918. Lecturer in horticulture Advertising Educational Foundation, Beaune, France.

1919; lecturer horticulture Columbia University, 1925-1927, associate professor landscape architecture, 1927-1945, now emeritus. Director Hamilton Arboretum and Gardens, Nevis, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

Works

  • Author: House Plants, Their Care and Culture, 1916. Practical Gardening, 1917. Editor of Handbook for Practical Farmers, 1920.

    Garden Making and Keeping. 1926

  • Imperishable Earth (poems), 1934. Stone of Destiny (poems), 1940.

    Isle of Destiny (poems), 1941. Gardening for Health and Happiness, 1945.

Membership

Fellow Royal Horticultural Society (England). American Geography Society, American Society Landscape Architects, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Mabel L. Chase, July 5, 1916.

father:
Francis Findlay

mother:
Christina (Morton) Findlay

spouse:
Mabel L. Chase