We are sad to announce that one of our founder members, Barbara Stockitt, mother of Bunny Guiness and sister of rose grower David Austin, passed away peacefully on Friday Nov 15th 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
As a founder member of EBTS in the UK, coupled with her huge knowledge of plants and garden design, and expertise in box and topiary, she was an inspiring person and successfully ran her own box nursery and plant centre Pound Hill in Wiltshire for many years.
As a Society we have benefited so much from her knowledge and expertise. We are all so grateful that she was prepared to give us so much support over the years, and in so many ways.
She is survived by her husband Philip, who was, for many years, the Treasurer of EBTS UK. All of us in EBTS UK send him, and the rest of her family, our love and best wishes at this time.
The funeral will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 11th December at St Mary the Virgin, West Kington (SN14 7JE).
Chairman EBTS UK