Mary Delany entry: Overview screen.
14 May 1700
Mary Granville (later MD) was born in the small village of Coulston
4 October 1772
MD wrote to a niece that she had "invented a new way of imitating flowers." So began her best-remembered work: the "Hortus Siccus"
or "Flora Delanica"
or 'paper mosaicks', a collection of pictorial representations made by pasting scraps of coloured paper.
15 April 1788
MD died of pneumonia at Windsor