Westonbirt Magazine

Spring 2018

Sir Hereward Wake Bt, MC

Some of you may have seen in the press over Christmas that Sir Hereward Wake sadly died on 11 December.

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.

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