Decimus

Burton

Artistic period 1801 to 1850

Nationality

English

Birth

1800 (London)

Death

1881 (London)

Biography

Decimus Burton (* September 30, 1800; † December 14, 1881) was an English architect and landscape architect. His influence is visible in London parks, such as the Royal Botanical Garden in Kew or the London Zoo. He worked as an urban planner in Fleetwood, St. Leonards on Sea and Tunbridge Wells. He was the tenth child of his parents, hence his first name Decimus (Latin for 'the tenth').