by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 8, 2023

COMMEMORATING the life of botanical legend, the late Alex Floyd, a group of his friends and long-time fellow residents at Marian Grove Retirement Village in Toormina, gathered in the property’s lovely gardens to plant two trees marked with a plaque.

Renowned botanist Alex Floyd, well known to many of us, passed away in December last year and lived for many years in Marian Grove Retirement Village. As an acknowledgement of Alex’s great contribution not only to the world of Botany but also his significant efforts to establish the botanic garden here in Coffs Harbour and his on-going willingness to help and encourage others, a small tree planting ceremony was held at Marian Grove on Sunday 30 July in his memory. Organised by Karla, over twenty residents and long-time friend Charlie England attended the event. Dave Wood, Karla, and I represented CHRL. ” ~ Barry Powells, President

The event was held as part of National Tree Day, on Sunday 30 July. Members of Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare (CHRL) hosted the event and brought along two specially-chosen trees.

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Image: Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare president, Barry Powells addresses the gathering of Marian Grove residents at Alex Floyd’s memorial tree planting event for National Tree Day.