Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum

Record of donations and legacies

2021

Donor: Muir family
Item: Chinese Plum x2
Dedication: In memory of Ann Muir
Location: Beaumont E lawn

2020

Donor: Frankland family
Item: Quassia Wood
Dedication: In memory of Barrie Frankland, Superintendant of Gardens (1 Mar 1975 - 30 Sep 2006)
Location: Knoll kitchen garden

2019

Donor: Marion and Don Candlin
Item: Amur Cork tree
Dedication: To commemorate 60 wonderful years on our Diamond Wedding Anniversary (March 2018)
Location: Beaumont E lawn shrubbery

2017

Donor: Mr Hambledon
Item: Black Mulberry
Location: Herb Garden 

2012

Donor: Mizvah Day (charity #1125682)
Item: Norway Spruce
Dedication: To commemorate Mitzvah Day, a Jewish-led initiative. The word 'mitzvah' means a good deed in Hebrew.  Mitzvah day is an annual day of volunteering and social action when we join together with people of all faiths and none to give our time (not money) to help local charities and vulnerable people in our society.
Location: Knoll Glebe Road border

2007

Donor: Friends of the Garden
Item: Wollemi Pine x 3
Location: Hastings meadow area

2006

Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of Julie Carol
Location: Himalaya lawn


Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of Fred G. Pope, University of Leicester Accountant, 1948-1977
Location: Herb garden


Donor: Friends of the Garden
Item: Pond-dipping platform


Donor: Mrs D. Durrington
Item: Eremurus himalaicus
Dedication: In memory of Gillian Farrow, member of the University of Leicester Departmental Staff Association and Grounds & Gardens user Consutlative Group.
Location: Himalayan planting


Donor: Mrs Williams
Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of her husband, Tom Williams, University of Leicester Chief Engineer, 1984-1996
Location: Outside Fuchsia G


Item: Trees for Himalayan section
Dedication: In memory of Joanna Touhill
Location: Knoll kitchen garden

2005

Item: Plants for Himalayan section
Dedication: In memory of Mrs Joanna Turnbull
Location: Knoll old kitchen garden


Item: Plants for Himalayan section
Dedication: In memory of Tom White, a recent graduate of the University of Leicester
Location: Knoll old kitchen garden


Donor: Barrie family
Item: Orkney stone bird bath
Dedication: In memory of Lucille Barrie, a local GP and member of the Friends of the Garden
Location: N of Alpine House


Donor: Friends of the BG
Item: Interpretation panels (wooden) x40
Location: Botanic Garden


Donor: Friends of the Garden
Item: Fibonacci pavements
Location: Herb Garden


Donor: Friends of the Garden
Item: Footpath on S side of Order Beds to provide easier access to display greenhouse
Location: Order Beds


Donor: Mrs Dwyer
Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of her husband, Hugh Dwyer
Location: Beaumont W lawn


Donor: Valerie Robinson
Item: Plants
Dedication: In memory of her aunt, a regular visitor
Location: Himalayan planting

2004

Donor: Friends of the BG
Item: New post: Education Officer
Dedication: Start 1 Nov 2004. Salary- 25% from VC, 25% from Friends


Donor: Mr Colin Foster
Item: Cedar of Lebanon
Dedication: In memory of his wife, Mrs Foster


Donor: Mr Laurie Goodison
Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of his wife, Elizabeth Goodison
Location: K paddock, N end


Donor: Mrs Zahida Schultz
Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of her husband, James G. Schultz, a member of the Friends of the Garden
Location: Beaumont West lawn


Donor: University of Leicester School of Education
Item: Garden seat

2003

Donor: Hilary Whitbread
Item: Garden seat
Dedication: In memory of her father, Don E. Whitbread, graduate of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland College, 1943
Location: Beaumont West lawn

2002

Donor: Friends of the BG
Item: Internal Garden wooden engraved directional signage
Location: Botanic Garden


Donor: Sylvester-Bradley family
Item: Plants: various trees and shrubs
Dedication: In memory of Peter Colley Sylvester-Bradley (1913-1978), F.W.Bennett Professor of Geology at the University of Leicester, 1956-1978
Location: Botanic Garden


Donor: University of Leicester Graduate Association
Item: Seats x2
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

2001

Donor: Friends of the Garden
Item: Disabled-access toilets
Location: Knoll

1999

Item: Common Beech
Dedication: Planted by Parkland Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

1998

Item: Small-leaved Lime
Dedication: Planted by Avenue Road Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Lime
Dedication: Planted by Avenue Road Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Whitebeam
Dedication: Planted by Imperial Avenue Infant School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Beech
Dedication: Planted by Mowsley CofE Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

1997

Item: Field Maple
Dedication: Planted April 1997 by Sir David Attenborough to mark the opening of the Attenborough Arboretum
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

1996

Item: Downy Birch
Dedication: Planted by The Stokes CofE Primary School, Blaby
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Hazel
Dedication: Planted by Hazel Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Scots Pine
Dedication: Planted by Manorbrook Special School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Hazel
Dedication: Planted by Overdale Infant School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Wild Cherry
Dedication: Planted by Brookside Primary School, Oadby
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Hornbeam
Dedication: Planted by Charnwood Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Ash
Dedication: Planted by Church Hill Infant School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Wild Cherry
Dedication: Planted by Heather Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Field Maple
Dedication: Planted by Houghton-on-the-Hill CofE Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Ash
Dedication: Planted by Inglehurst Infant School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Field Maple
Dedication: Planted by Lady Jane Grey Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Alder
Dedication: Planted by Langham CE Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Small-leaved Lime
Dedication: Planted by Linden Primary School, Evington
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Hornbeam
Dedication: Planted by Moat Community College
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Broad-leaved Lime
Dedication: Planted by Overdale Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Silver Birch
Dedication: Planted by Soar Valley Community College
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Alder
Dedication: Planted by St. Thomas More RC Primary School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Yew
Dedication: Planted by Western Park Special School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

1995

Item: Sessile Oak
Dedication: Planted by Folville Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Hybrid Oak
Dedication: Planted by Folville Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Oak
Dedication: Planted by Folville Junior School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Common Hornbeam
Dedication: Planted by Fullhurst Community College
Location: Attenborough Arboretum


Item: Sessile Oak
Dedication: Planted by Hallaton Primay School
Location: Attenborough Arboretum

1986

Item: Tree-of-Heaven
Dedication: Presented by the Oadby Flower Club to commemmorate their silver jubilee, 1961-1986. Also in memory of Mab. Grimsley, founder of the club
Location: Order beds area

1982

Item: Cyprus Cedar
Dedication: Planted by Professor T.G.Tutin to commemorate the Garden's diamond jubilee
Location: Knoll meadow area

1978

Item: Acer palmatum 'Senkaki'
Dedication: Planted September 1978 by Percy Thrower
Location: Beaumont E lawn border

1977

Donor: Beaumont Hall JCR
Item: Acer palmatum 'Heptalobum Osakazuki'
Dedication: QEII silver jubilee
Location: Beaumont E lawn border

1953

Item: Hill Cherry
Dedication: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Location: Beaumont W lawn


Item: Swamp Cypress
Dedication: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Location: Beaumont E lawn

Miscellaneous

Dedication: In memory of Muriel Chapman
Location: Fuchsia garden


Dedication: In memory of Jean Turner
Location: Sunken garden


Dedication: In memory of Dr Alice Hickman
Location: Outside Fuchsia garden


Dedication: In memory of Joe Valentine
Location: Beaumont West lawn


Dedication: In memory of Frank and Alma Kew
Location: Beaumont East lawn


Dedication: In memory of Margaret and Ron Farmer
Location: Beaumont East lawn


Dedication: In memory of Winifred Brice
Location: Beaumont East lawn


Dedication: In memory of Richard Lewis
Location: Beaumont East lawn


Dedication: In memory of Stella Moore
Location: Beaumont East lawn


Dedication: In memory of Jack Kerr, Professor of Education at the University of Leicester
Location: Himalaya lawn


Dedication: In memory of J. and L. Wells
Location: Himalaya lawn


Dedication: In memory of Freda and Arthur
Location: Alpine house area


Dedication: In memory of Evan Bumford
Location: Alpine house area


Dedication: In memory of Jocelyn Ann Lylyk
Location: Alpine house area


Dedication: In memory of Andy Lylyk
Location: Alpine house area


Dedication: In memory of Jean Evans
Location: Southmead lawn


Dedication: In memory of Dorothy Sharpe
Location: Order beds


Dedication: In memory of William Barrett (Bill's bench)
Location: Order beds


Dedication: In memory of Mrs M.A. Groves
Location: Knoll terrace


Dedication: In memory of Trevor Stratford
Location: Knoll terrace


Dedication: In memory of Mrs M.A. Groves (light bench)
Location: Bottom of Knoll lawn


Dedication: In memory of John Mason
Location: Bottom Greenhouse


Dedication: In memory of M.A. Groves
Location: Seed office lawn


Donor: Overton family
Dedication: In memory of Marjorie Overton
Location: Sunken garden

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