• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0251

Watkin, Elizabeth

  • Occupation Gardener


Elizabeth Watkin is featured on the front of the Australian Garden History Society brochure. In an article titled ‘The Lady in White’ by Jo Reid (Watkins’s grand-daughter), she is described as an active member of the Red Cross and the local Benevolent Fund as well as being a foundation member of the CWA. ‘During the 1950s, she campaigned tirelessly, driving the efforts of a fund-raising committee to establish the Elizabeth Watkin Kindergarten.’ Reid states that ‘as a young woman, her grandmother indulged in oil painting; subjects were often flowers and fruit. There are screens featuring dahlias, hydrangeas, wallflowers, japonica, holly, wisteria, lilac, foxgloves, grapes and Blue Diamond plums.’

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