Ken pays inspirational floral tribute - The Leamington Observer

Ken pays inspirational floral tribute

A GREEN-FINGERED Warwick man has paid a floral tribute to those who have inspired him.

Ken Neilson has planted hundreds of daffodils along a 200-yard stretch of the River Walk between Leamington and Warwick.

The Leam Road resident has been planting the bulbs between Princes Drive and the Grand Union Canal for the past four years.

The 81-year-old plants more and more bulbs each year in memory of people who have had a positive influence on his life.

Ken said: “They really look beautiful and bring a great deal of enjoyment to the hundreds of people who walk the path each day, and the families who use it at weekends. They are a joy to see.”

Ken was born in Ayrshire in Scotland and moved to the district in 1968, and worked at the National Agricultural Centre in Stoneleigh training managers, farmers and workers in the agricultural industry for 20 years.

He previously lived in Oakwood Grove where daffodils he planted there can still be seen in the spring.


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