Person NameHogg; Robert (1818-1897); horticulturalist
ActivityRobert Hogg (1818-1897), farmer, Fireburnmill Farm, Coldstream, was the son of Robert Hogg of the firm of Hogg & Wood of Coldstream, suppliers of forest trees and agricultural seeds. Hogg was educated at a private school in Duns and Edinburgh University. In 1836 he worked in the nursery of John Ronalds, London, and after travelling and studying in Rouen, Paris and Bonn, he bought Brompton Nursery (on the site of the Victoria and Albert Museum), renaming it Gray, Adams and Hogg. Hogg was the General Secretary for the International Horticultural Congress, 1866, and represented the Royal Horticultural Society at the International Exhibition, St Petersburg, 1869. He was Secretary of the RHS, 1875-1884. The Hoff Memorial Medal was instituted in 1898 for fruit exhibits. His publications include: 'Fruit Manual' (1860); 'Journal of Horticulture' and 'Gardeners' Chronicle'.
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