It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved member, Hazel King, on 31st August. She was a dedicated guide on our Open Days at Yaralla and Rivendell and, in 2021, was awarded an OAM for her service to horticulture and to community history.
Hazel’s father was employed as the head gardener on the significant Yaralla Estate, one of the last large nineteenth-century estates in Sydney at that time. Hazel grew up with that background and just loved it. She later studied horticulture as a mature-aged student and went on to work in retail nurseries, giving tours of estates and teaching her much-loved trade.
Hazel will be sadly missed and we extend our sincere sympathy to her family.
There will be a Memorial Service in Berry at 10:30 am on Friday, 27th October at the Berry School of Arts, Alexander Street, Berry.