Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) was an author, plant researcher, horticulturist, and
rose breeder. His Papers contain manuscripts of his lectures on the science and art of rose breeding, reprints
of his articles on plant breeding, especially rose breeding, and articles about his life and career.
Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1922. He earned both his
undergraduate degree and and doctorate in horticulture from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1935, he
contracted with Armstrong Nurseries and established the company's plant research facility. He was a professor at
the University of California, Los Angeles from 1940-1945 and during that time he helped Knott's Berry Farm
establish its berry program.
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