Thomas Moore (1821–1887), gardener and writer on horticulture, was born at Stoke, near Guildford, Surrey.
He worked for several years at Dickinson's nursery in Guildford before being employed at Fraser's Lea Bridge nurseries in Leyton, Essex. In 1839.
He moved to Park Hill, Streatham, as an under-gardener, in 1842 and became clerk to Robert Marnock, who was laying out the Botanic Society gardens in Regent's Park.
in 1848, Moore was appointed curator of the Society of Apothecaries' botanic garden in Chelsea (the Chelsea Physic Garden).
Source Anne Pimlott Baker
Photographer: ©Mary Evans / Natural History Museum