Plaque to honour John Wrigley (1934 - 2014)

Curator of the Australian National Botanic Gardens 1967–1981

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On 21 Oct 2005 the ANBG honoured its past Curator, John Wrigley, as part of the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the official opening of the ANBG in 1970.

The Rock Garden where the plaque is located, along with the development of the Rainforest Gully, was a major achievement for John during his time at the Gardens. He went on to promote rock gardens and rockery plants in his many publications.

Biography of John Wrigley

Photo of John Wrigley in the Gardens in 1967.

John Wrigley, Robert Boden, Dave Shubridge
Robert Boden, first ANBG Director (left),
John Wrigley, first ANBG Curator (standing)
David Shoobridge, then Director of Parks & Gardens,
John's farewell 1981   (click to enlarge)

Ceremony for the John Wrigley plaque on 21 October 2005, near the Rock Garden waterfall


Updated 7 August, 2014 by Murray Fagg (