Tribute garden seat is unveiled

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Members and guests of the Sir Joseph Banks Society met at the tribute garden in Bridge Street to see Geoffrey Grantham unveil a garden seat with a memorial plaque in memory of his wife Gwen who died in 2014.

Gwen (née Bembridge) was born into a well-known Lincolnshire farming family and studied design and gardening before marrying Geoffrey.

Gardening became her passion and the couple’s three-acre garden at Walcott became one of the finest in Lincolnshire.

They moved to Woodhall Spa after retiring. Gwen took on the chairmanship of the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society and a new interest – the life of Banks.

Gwen helped with the design and planting of the tribute garden, which features many plants discovered by Banks on his famous voyages.