A sad farewell to George

The Preston Manor Walled Garden volunteers were very sad indeed to say goodbye to Garden Manager George Harris who retired a couple of weeks ago after around 20 years of looking after the north end of the park.

Many people will remember having a friendly chat with him as he worked in the area. His remit was the Walled Garden, the manor’s kitchen garden, the area outside the front of the manor, the Coronation Garden and its wild pond, the manor’s croquet lawn, the churchyard of St Peter’s as well as working elsewhere when he was needed.

George’s knowledge of plants and their care is extraordinary – he is the consummate expert and will be badly missed for that alone. But he was a joy to work for, we all loved his company. Thank you George!

Volunteer gardeners, the Walled Garden