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Trees and shrubs planted in memory of Mrs Joan Sylvester-Bradley

A selection of small trees and shrubs are to be planted in the Harold Martin Gardens as a memento to the late Mrs Joan Sylvester-Bradley. 

The Sylvester-Bradley family have had a long association with the University. Peter Sylvester-Bradley was the first professor of Geology in the University and a key member of the Gardens Committee. Gardening was an interest shared by the whole family and Joan, who remained a Friend to the end, regularly opened her own garden to the public to raise money for the University gardens. 

"It is a fitting tribute to Joan and one she would of approved of. The family thought this is what she would have wanted" says Dr Aftab Khan, family friend. "It is also thought that a tree will be planted for each member of the Sylvester-Bradley family."

A list of the plants to be used in the commemorative garden has been drawn up and the planting should begin around July 2002.

Clare Yau
June 2002

Obituary: Mrs Joan Sylvester-Bradley

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