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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Carr

Memorial Iris Garden

 
 
Franklin Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Franklin Carr Marker
Inscription.  
International prize winning hybridizer

+ Sea Skipper + Queens Jubilee + Dawn's Edge + Show Circuit + Oriental Pongee + Love Motiff + Glowing Gem + Earthly Prize +
+ Jersey Mold + Angel's Message + Cheerful Times + Lasting Peace + Wood Sprite + Worthy Dead + Cannatella + Lover's Dream +

+ After Candle + Heavenly Cloud + Raven Rock + Clear Vision + Majestic Pride + Steadfast Love + Chenie +
+ Christine Brett + Tranquil Night + Noble Fancy + Chun Fan + Night Dragon + Eternal Morn + Sweet Favorite + Introit +

+ Daylight Splendor + Heavenly Dove + Golden Summit + Point Breeze + Pontiff + Royal Blessing + Exaltation + Storm Wave + Joyful News +
+ Prized Possession + Arrowbrook + Sheer Magic + Royal Ballerina + Flaming Sun + Cheerful Greeting + Asteroid + Snow Swan + Raven Hill +
+ Golden Icon + Good Intent + Evening Canticle + Lahaska + Royal Wedding + Heaven's Herald + Joyful Sound + Dolciano +

+ Street Fair + Blue Splendor + Serene Highness + Wicklow +
Franklin Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
2. Franklin Carr Marker
Town Topic + Solar Artwork + Spring Sonata + Turandot
+Loving Thoughts + Commander in Chief + MaryPaschal + Splendora + Gold Apparel + Heavenly Therese + Brielle +

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 40° 9.075′ N, 74° 42.839′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Bank Street, on the left when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 McKnight Ave, Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Crosswicks Creek "Trestle Vessel" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Thomas Buchanan Read (about 600 feet away); British Raid on Crosswicks Creek (about 800 feet away); Thomas Paine Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Stephen Sayre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd (approx. 0.2 miles away); Notable Bordentown Residents (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Hopkinson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Franklin Carr banner on display in Bordentown image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
3. Franklin Carr banner on display in Bordentown
A famed Iris hybridizer, Carr graduated from William MacFarland High School in 1936. His work was commissioned for the Vatican and Buckingham Palace, and gardens featuring his irises can be found in New Zealand, Newfoundland and Scotland. His Irises won 12 international awards in Europe, and the Boehm Company of Trenton, NJ used his Pontiff Iris as a model for the Pontiff Porcelain sculpture presented to Pope John Paul II. A memorial Iris garden was built at Hilltop Park in Bordentown to celebrate his achievements.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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