Ambrose Congreve (1907 - 2011)

‹ Back to Congreve surname

13

Matches

0 0 13
Adds birth place, death place, personal photo, additional photo(s), middle name, occupation, residence, education and spouse(s).

View Ambrose Congreve's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Ambrose Congreve
  • Request to view Ambrose Congreve's family tree

Share

Death: Died
Managed by: Michael Rhodes
Last Updated:

About Ambrose Congreve

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrose_Congreve

Ambrose Christian Congreve (14 April 1907–28 May 2011) was an Irish industrialist, best known for his world-famous garden at Mount Congreve. He won 13 Gold Medal awards at the Chelsea Garden Show in London for this garden.

He was the son of Major John Congreve and Lady Helena Blanche Irene Ponsonby, the daughter of the Eighth Earl of Bessborough. As a businessman he ran Humphreys & Glasgow, the gasworks manufacturers and petrochemical engineers, from 1939, when he took over from Dr Arthur Glasgow, his father-in-law and a co-founder of the firm. He remained there until 1983, when the company was sold to an American concern. However, his abiding passion was gardening, especially at Mount Congreve, near Kilmeaden, County Waterford.

The Mount Congreve estate lies just outside the village of Kilmeadan. It is famous the world over for its rare species of plants and also its plant nurseries. It consists of around seventy acres of intensively planted woodland garden and a four acre walled garden. In addition there are an 18th-century house (the ancestral home of Ambrose Congreve), ranges of glasshouses, more than 16 miles of paths and a wholesale nursery. After Congreve's death the Mount Congreve estate was left to the Irish State. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Congreve

view all

Ambrose Congreve, CBE's Timeline

1907
April 4, 1907
2011
May 24, 2011
Age 104
????