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Lanning Roper

(1912—1983) landscape gardener and journalist


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(1912–83), American garden designer and author who came to England when in Second World War service with the US navy. He practised in a relaxed English style with exuberant mixed borders and a refined sense of architecture, mostly in England but also in Ireland, France, and USA. Most of his work was for private, often quite small, gardens but among those open to the public it may be seen at Broughton Castle (Oxfordshire), Claverton Manor (Somerset), Glenveagh Castle, Penshurst Place, Scotney Castle, and Waddesdon Manor. An excellent writer, he was garden correspondent of the Sunday Times 1951–75 and the author of several books, among them Successful Town Gardening (1957) and The Gardens in the Royal Parks at Windsor (1961).

From The Oxford Companion to the Garden in Oxford Reference.

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