Both home and commercial gardening were essential to the survival of colonial settlements in South Carolina.
Lamboll contributed to the establishment and advancement of scientific gardening in colonial South Carolina.
The most important figure in eighteenth-century natural history investigations in South Carolina, Garden is best remembered today for the plant Gardenia jasminoides, named for him by John Ellis in 1760.
William Bartram’s interests were broader than his father’s (John Bartram). In addition to botany, his book contains a great deal of information about animal life and both English and Indian societies.