Fletcher, Harold Roy 1907-
Dr. Harold Fletcher is Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Endinburgh, Scotland. He was formerly Director of the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley, Ripley, Woking, Surrey (1951-1954).
Dr. Fletcher obtained his B.Sc. at the University of Manchester in 1929 and his Ph.D. at the Aberdeen University in 1933. He is a prominent member of the International Society of Horticultural Science and Secretary of the International Commission for Horticultural Nomenclature and Registration of that Society. He is also Secretary of the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Culturated Plants of the International Union of Biological Societies. He was late Botanist of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Edinburgh.
Dr. Fletcher is the author of numerous articles in horticultural and botanic journals. He presented the major address at the meeting of the International Society for Horticultural Science at the University of Maryland in August 1966.
Dr. Fletcher is known as an outstanding educator and administrator. He has also made the classifications problems of horticulture and botany his major interest. He has a broad viewpoint toward botanical and horticultural science. In some respects one might well call him an "outstanding hybrid between botany and horticulture."