Author(s): Alan Jellyman
The growing world of Duncan and Davies : a horticultural history 1899 to 2010 by Alan Jellyman is the story of this most influential New Plymouth nursery. It is famous not only for the plants , both native and exotic that it introduced, to the gardening world,both in NZ and overseas, but also for the training it gave to so many involved in horticulture. Over the course of 100 years D&D have provided one of the best industry training grounds for nurseryman and other horticulturalists. Because of its size and the range of plants grown , D&D have led the way in the introduction of new plant varieties and in the development and introduction new technology . This book is about the people and the plants and the changes that have occured in the gardening world.
Alan Jellyman started his horticultural career as an apprentice with the company in 1957 . He progressed to become Director of Parks for New Plymouth , retiring in 2000. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS in recognition of his role in public horticulture