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Griffiths, Trevor
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  Listing last updated on 22 Jul 2024.
New Zealand
Died February 21st 2010, aged 82.

[From World Rose News, June 2010, p. 34:] Trevor Griffiths. 1928-2010 Dawn Eagle, New Zealand Trevor Griffiths, an enthusiast of old roses, nurseryman and author, passed away after a long illness. He was known throughout the world for his accomplishments as an author and photographer of old roses, and had eight books published on roses. He, together with his wife Dixie, ran a nursery just north of Timaru on the South Island of New Zealand, specialising in old roses and later, English roses; there was a very comprehensive display garden there. When the nursery closed after Trevor’s retirement this collection of roses would have been lost if it hadn’t been for the efforts of the Timaru Beautifying Society which established the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden, set in the beautiful surroundings of Caroline Bay. These gardens, which contain more than 1200 roses including 600 modern roses from David Austin, are visited by thousands of people every year. They are a fitting memorial to a man whose main passion in life was roses.
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