A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
In memory of Noel and Wendy McKenzie
Noel and Wendy McKenzie
Feb 2008 (Noel) and July 2017 (Wendy)

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A grove of trees in memory of Noel and Wendy McKenzie, who loved each other, their family and nature.


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Donated by Hatty

8th January 2018

For Noel and Wendy, two people whose love and care for others was "indefinably special".

Donated by From Walter and Joy, and Jeremy and Doreen Lewis

4th August 2017

In fond memories.

Donated by Bom Gurney

1st August 2017

Our memories of Noel and Wendy are of two lovely, gentle, cultured, artistic people who were lovers of beauty and nature. This grove is a beautiful way to commemorate them and to honour their lives.

Donated by Alan, Max, Nicholas, James & Charlotte Ringwood

1st August 2017

Jill spoke fondly of her time in London when she stayed with Wendy at her flat in Earls Court at Ma's Boarding House, and their time together at the Dominion Fellowship Trust where they met husbands.

Donated by Den, Cath, Ella, Annabelle, Ross

31st July 2017

From your loving sister Jill and Brian.

Donated by Jill & Brian

31st July 2017

Rest In Peace, our much-missed parents. We will always remember you with love and gratitude.

Donated by Gill, Graham and Brian McKenzie

17th July 2017

Noel passed away in February 2008, and Wendy in July 2017. Together they had a long and very happy marriage. After adventurous travels, they lived in New Zealand, Australia and then in England. They had three children, Gill, Graham and Brian, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Elena and Meg. As well as their great and generous love of their family, they expressed love for other people by hosting many visitors over the years, and by supporting children's charities, and Wendy by working as a nursery teacher. They also very much appreciated the arts, visiting exhibitions and Noel taking up pottery as a serious hobby. Perhaps their longest-standing shared passion was for natural landscapes and gardening. They enjoyed looking out over their flourishing garden in London, watching the birds that they fed, and remembering gardens and plants they had known on the other side of the world. Noel's family originated in Scotland, having migrated to New Zealand and settled as farmers. The Scottish highland landscape was badly damaged by deforestation, and its tenant farmers were evicted from the land, leading many, such as the McKenzies, to migrate to new worlds. It is very suitable that a grove should be named in their memory, to restore life to a small patch of Scottish ground, to allow myriad insects and birds to thrive together. Further donations to add to the grove will be very welcome. Alternatively, or in addition, you may wish to donate to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Noel and Wendy McKenzie's grove
Trees in this grove:
62

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