Biographical entry Brunning, George (1830 - 1893)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
- 5 July 1893
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
George Brunning trained as a gardener in Suffolk (UK) and arrived in Australia (Melbourne) in 1853. Initially he took up garden design and went to the Victorian goldfields. But after six unsuccessful months in Bendigo he moved on and became manager of John Rule's nursery (1854-1856). After that, Brunning went back to designing and planting gardens and then in 1860 he set up Brunning's nurseries in St Kilda. He was responsible or introducing the Waltham Cross grape and the South American pepper tree to Victoria and he developed the hedge plant Lambert's cypress, which sold well. In 1858 he wrote "Brunning's Australian Gardener".
- Ericksen, R. F., 'Brunning, George (1830-1893)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 279-280. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030258b.htm. Details
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