CO-FOUNDER of the Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens, Laurie Taylor, has been commended by Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Anthony Marsh for his contribution to the gardens and the thousands of hours he has given over the past 20 years.
With the rose garden committee and volunteers in attendance, Cr Despi O’Connor stepped in for Cr Marsh to present Laurie Taylor with his mayoral commendation, at the Christmas function held at the garden on 14 December.
Guests heard about Mr Taylor’s 20-year journey with co-founder Don Gordon, whose tireless contribution has enabled the garden to grow to more than 100 garden beds, 4000 varieties of roses and more than 80 volunteers currently.
Cr O’Connor said the council and the community appreciated his dedication to the much-loved community asset.
On the same night, Scott and Gabrielle Gordon, the late Don Gordon’s son and daughter-in-law, were awarded a special award by the volunteers of the garden in recognition of their 20 years of service to the garden.
Anyone who would like to become a volunteer at the garden should phone 0459 032 497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com