Horticulturist and former urator of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh;
Born: July 26, 1910; Died: July 7, 2012.
DR Eddie Kemp, who had died aged 101, was a visionary horticulturist, dedicated educationist and perpetual student. Indeed, it was because of his devotion to his profession – and its social and educational importance – that he gained a deserved reputation as a blunt man, of unswerving commitment, who was dedicated to horticulture in its broadest sense. In many regards ahead of his time, he challenged attitudes towards the role of botanic gardens.
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