Society’s Next Meeting will be held on
6 December 2011
Homewood, 50 Homewood Avenue, Karori,
home of the British High Commissioner
Nanson will talk about Horticulture over the last 50 years and the History of
the Homewood garden.
the high commissioner, Vicki Treadell has an important delegation arriving in
New Zealand on that date and is therefore unable to talk to us. However, we are
very fortunate that Richard Nanson, the well-known horticulturalist is happy to
talk to us that evening about his recollections of horticulture over the last 50
years. Richard was head of the WCC’s Parks & Recreation section from
1967-92. He was made a Fellow of the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture in 1970
and became a member of the Order of New Zealand in 2011 for services to
for the meeting: All
members and their spouses and/or partner/friend are invited to attend this
function. Please contact Margery Renwick by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday 21 November at the latest advising whether you want to come.
Margery will need your name, address and a contact number.
will then receive an official invitation from the Homewood residence which will
be required for admittance.
outside the gates of Homewood, 50 Homewood Avenue at 7.30 pm and walk to the
house as a group. Parking in the grounds is not permitted, but anyone who has a
problem with walking can be driven up the drive and dropped off at the house,
and the car parked outside on the road.
is very familiar with the garden at Homewood and he will meet us at the gate at
7.30 pm and walk up to the house and talk about the garden.
will be served after Richard’s talk.
2011 meeting: A
précis of the talk given by our speaker Jenny Jones, will be included in
the next issue of our magazine The Stockade. Jenny would also like to hear from
anyone who might know whether George Collier, one of the early settlers in
Karori, has any descendants still living in Karori – or elsewhere. Please
contact Jenny by e-mail at email@example.com
if you can help.
editor, Jo Elworthy is working on the final draft for the next issue which we
hope will be available in December.