John Loudon
(1783-1843)

Died aged c. 60

John Claudius Loudon (8 April 1783 – 14 December 1843) was a Scottish botanist, garden designer and author. He was the first to use the term arboretum in writing to refer to a garden of plants, especially trees, collected for the purpose of scientific study. The standard author abbreviation Loudon is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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Here lived John Loudon and Jane Loudon 1783-1843 and 1807-1858. Their horticultural work gave new beauty to London squares

3 Porchester Terrace, Westminster, W2, London, United Kingdom where they lived