Tree honours landscape consultant's Leamington work - The Leamington Observer

Tree honours landscape consultant's Leamington work

Leamington Editorial 30th Jun, 2021   0

A TREE planted in Leamington’s Jephson Gardens in honour of a life dedicated to nature has been officially wecomed.

The Paulownia Tomentosum tree, planted to honour the contribution of Paul Edwards to the town, was ceremonially welcomed by members of the Leamington Society with a round of applause on his 95th birthday on June 14.

Ruth Bennion paid a fitting tribute to Paul for his lifelong achievements, both locally and nationally as landscape consultant to the National Trust.

Paul spoke about the tree’s history, its discovery, name and journey from Japan.




He wore a sprig of its flowers in his pocket and thanked Jon Holmes of Warwick District Council and their gardening contractor idverde for their care and skill in sourcing and planting the rare tree.

 


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