Fredrick Watson

Fredrick Kingsbury Watson Jr., 82, of Forest Road, Alstead, passed away at his home Monday, May 20, 2019.

Fred was born in Wilmington, Del., on May 12, 1937, the son of Annette (MacNeil) and Fredrick K. Watson Sr. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College and also attended the Museum School in Boston.

He worked as a landscape gardener and ran a busy pick-your-own strawberry farm in East Alstead for 25 years, and was well known for his extraordinary gardens at Watson’s Gardens. He also enjoyed woodworking and piloting planes.

He spoke many languages and traveled extensively during the winter months. He spent much time in South East Asia and worked for charities and orphanages in Cambodia and Vietnam. Fred also loved nature, especially dogs and birds.

Fred is survived by his partner, Robert Beck; and his brother, Robert Watson and wife, Mary, of New Zealand. He is predeceased by his parents; and sister, Katherine Watson.

Per Fred’s wishes there will be no services.