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.

John Warrington
John Warrington02

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.


More in Local News


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  2. Yansen Brusche

    Ulverston mom of four stabbed to death by children’s father

  3. Ameer Abdool Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  4. US Ambassador Perry Holloway and Finance Minister Winston Jordan shake hands after the signing of the agreement yesterday.

    Guyana inks pact for reporting to IRS on holdings of US citizens

  5. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  6. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  7. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

  8. Cops grilling taxi driver after passenger robbed of $6M on seawall

  9. The ganja found in Prashad Nagar (Police photo)

    Police find 52 lbs of ganja in Prashad Nagar house

Recommended For You