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  Listing last updated on 26 Jan 2023.
38 Oak Tree Lane
Aptos, California 95003
United States
831-722-6562  [Fax]
Bill Grant (August 30, 1925 - December 24, 2020 Aptos CA)

Bill lived and gardened on the Monterey Bay, eighty miles south of San Francisco. He wrote for a number of gardening magazines and journals both here and abroad. He lectured and lead tours to foreign gardens.
Many of us knew Bill Grant from his rose garden tours and lectures.

[From Rose Letter, February 2021, p. 30ff.:] William A. Grant.....died peacefully in his sleep at home on the morning of December 24, 2020. He was 95. Born August 30, 1925, Bill grew up in Los Angeles during The Great Depression, helping his mother garden her modern roses. He attended the University of San Francisco, then worked as a sports writer in Chicago before returning to L.A. in 1949. In the 1950s he moved to the central California coast near Santa Cruz, building his own home in the wooded hills. ...Over the years he taught American literature at the University of York, England, and at University of Goteborg, Sweden. He was a founding member of the English Department at the new Cabrillo College in Aptos (near Santa Cruz).....Bill maintained a long association with UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and founded the California Garden History Society. In addition, he served on the national board of the Heritage Roses Group until his death.

[From By Any Other Name, March 2021, p. 31:] Obituary

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