Sir Hereward Wake Bt, MC

Posted: March 1, 2018 at 23:00 pm

Sir Hereward was a descendant of the Holford family (Sir George was his mother’s uncle) and he was a lifelong friend and supporter of Westonbirt Arboretum.

It was through spending time at Westonbirt with his mother’s family that his passion for trees was ignited, and he went on to plant a modest arboretum at his family home in Northamptonshire with specimens from around the world. Sir Hereward was 101 and died peacefully at home.