The world has lost a little bit of it's sunshine today. In memory of #bruceforsyth here is the #spring flowering #forsythia . Coincidently named after his great great great grandad, William Forsyth (1737– July 25 1804). He was a Scottish botanist. He was a royal head gardener and a founding member of the @the_rhs Royal Horticultural Society. A genus of flowering plants, #Forsythia , is named in his honor.
Forsyth was born at Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire, and trained as a gardener at the #ChelseaPhysicGarden where he became a mentor to John Fraser. In 1779, he was appointed superintendent of the royal gardens at Kensington and St James'. His great-grandson was the #gardener and #landscapearchitect#JosephForsythJohnson (1840–1906). Johnson was in turn the great-grandfather of the entertainer #SirBruceForsyth (1928-2017). #gardening "Live like it's your last day, garden like you'll live forever" @themontydon @landscapeinstitute @gardendesignmag @gardenersworldmag @joeymcswiftyface