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The plaque commemorates English gardener, horticulturist and nurseryman Michael Guilfoyle (Circa 1814 - 1884). 

He later established Guilfoyle's Exotic Nursery in Double Bay on land owned by Thomas Sutcliffe Mort. Here he was a leading supplier of the exotic Jacaranda tree using his own grafting methods. Guilfoyle died at his home Athelstane in Windsor Street, Paddington on 9 April 1884. His son William Guilfoyle had a celebrated career in Melbourne as the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

The Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme honours exceptional people or events associated with our local government area, that have made a significant impact on life in the area or Australia as a nation.


Address:37 South Avenue, Double Bay, 2028
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.876061
Long: 151.239591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2016
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Woollahra Municipal Council

Michael Guilfoyle

Circa 1814 - 1884 

Landscape gardener and horticulturist lived here
Celebrating Our History

Source: Woollahra Council
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