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Garden, Alexander,

c.1730–1791, Scottish-American naturalist and physician, b. Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He settled in Charleston, S.C., where he collected mineral, plant, and animal specimens and discovered new species, including the amphibians known as the congo snake or congo eel and the siren or mud eel. He corresponded with LinnaeusLinnaeus, Carolus
, 1707–78, Swedish botanist and taxonomist, considered the founder of the binomial system of nomenclature and the originator of modern scientific classification of plants and animals. He studied botany and medicine and taught both at Uppsala.
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 and other European naturalists, and the gardenia was named for him. A loyalist during the American Revolution, he was exiled to England in 1782.
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Abdyldayev will also lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall and honor the memory of the soldiers, who died in the Great Patriotic War, in the Alexander Garden.
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Alexander Garden, an aide-decamp to Major General Nathanael Greene, wrote in his Anecdotes of the American Revolutionary War that Jasper was "a perfect Proteus in his ability to alter his appearance, perpetually entering the camp of the enemy without detection, and invariably returning to his own with soldiers he had seduced or prisoners he had captured.
Gardenia takes its title from the aptly-named Dr Alexander Garden, an 18th-Century Scottish botanist.
While some Christian leaders, like George Whitefield, complained of the institution's brutality, others, like Alexander Garden in Charleston, defended slavery as beneficent.
President Zardari will also lay a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldiers in the Alexander Garden Moscow to pay homage to them while defending their motherland in the Second World War.
This time, after walking for a while, I sighted the fountains of Alexander Gardens across the road.
The course is a closed circuit around Alexander Gardens, passing City Hall, the National Museum of Wales and the Velothon Wales Expo Village.
Mr Tyson, of Alexander Gardens, died at the scene but is thought to have pushed his son to safety.
Some 400 members of the South Atlantic Medal Association Wales (SAMA) will pay tribute as the Welsh National Falklands Memorial is consecrated by a Drum Head Service in Alexander Gardens, Cardiff.
The stone, which weighs more than three tonnes was shipped, 8,000 miles from the Falklands' Mount Harriet battlefield to Wales, where it will be officially unveiled in Alexander Gardens, Cardiff, on September 30.