MILNER, Edward 1819-1884. Landscape gardener. He was apprenticed to Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth, and also studied at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He assisted Paxton in laying out Prince’s Park, Liverpool, in 1844, Crystal Palace Park and the People’s Park, Halifax, in the 1850s. Paxton was responsible for the designs and Milner for superintending their execution. Milner also worked on his own, designing three public parks in Preston in the 1860s and Lincoln Arboretum in 1872. He was responsible for laying out St Paul’s Churchyard as a public garden in 1879. In the last years of his life he was Director of the Crystal Palace School of Gardening and lived at Hillside, Dulwich Wood Park from the 1860s.

Hilary Rosser