Former Stabroek gardening columnist passes away

Former Sunday Stabroek gardening columnist John Warrington passed away in Manchester, England, shortly after midnight yesterday, his friend Robert Barrow, SJ has said. He had not been in good health for a long time.

Warrington was born in Manchester and was a botanist by profession, working for many years in Kew Gardens as well as in the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. He also lived in Barbados for a year, where he worked in the Andromeda Gardens.

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Fr Barrow said that Warrington first came to Guyana in 1983 to collect Pitcher plants from the area around Roraima for Kew Gardens. It was here he met his wife Safora, with whom he had two children. They eventually settled down in New Providence, where he pursued his botanical interests on a very modest scale, while also maintaining an interest in Guyana’s Botanical Garden.

Warrington had been living in Manchester for some years prior to his death.

 

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