) was a prominent horticulture
scientist. Ellwanger was born in
Germany and emigrated to the United States. Settling in Rochester, New York Ellwanger joined with Patrick Barry to form the Mount
Hope Nursery (also known as the Ellwanger and Barry Nursery) in
He also became an American citizen in 1840. In 1843
the nursery began publishing catalogs to increase sales.
died in 1906 and is buried across the street from his former
nursery in Mount Hope Cemetery. The Ellwanger family monument was designed
there by famous Italian artist
and Barry donated part of their property to the City of Rochester
to form Highland Park.
Their efforts helped change Rochester from
the "Flour City" to the "Flower City".