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150th Anniversary of Reginald Cory’s Birth

Sunday 31st October 2021 marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Reginald Cory, the man who, with assistance from the landscape architect and garden designer Thomas Mawson (1861-1933), created Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Outside Wales Cory is known for his very remarkable support of such organisations as the Royal Horticultural Society, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, the Linnean Society and for his sponsorship of plant hunters, notably George Forrest (1873-1932). He was also a man who appreciated beautiful porcelain, some of which was left to the British Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

This article by Jean Reader concentrates on how he was involved with horticultural matters in Wales.