Spirit Of Trebah: Garden Remembers The Hibbert Family

Spirit Of Trebah: Garden Remembers The Hibbert Family

New sculpture by Reece Ingram unveiled in historic sub-tropical garden

A limestone sculpture remembering Tony and Eira Hibbert and their daughter Carolyn Brodie has been unveiled at their former home, Trebah Garden, by family members in conjunction with Trebah Garden Trust, which now runs the renowned garden on the Helford, near Falmouth.

Created by sculptor Reece Ingram, who has a number of works within Trebah Garden, the piece is now permanently on display near the entrance to the garden.

Chris Hibbert, son of Tony and Eira Hibbert and sister to Carolyn Brodie, says: “This beautiful sculpture by Reece of a magnolia flower with three robins perfectly captures the spirit of Trebah. It was commissioned by the Hibbert family as a lasting memorial to commemorate the immense contribution made to Trebah Garden by their parents, Tony and Eira Hibbert, and sister Carolyn Brodie.”

Jon Cummins, CEO of Trebah Garden Trust, says: “We were delighted to welcome members of the Hibbert family back to Trebah today to celebrate the contribution of Tony, Eira and Carolyn alongside Reece Ingram and our Head Gardener Darren Dickey.”

Tony and Eira Hibbert purchased Trebah Garden in 1981 and spent many years redeveloping and improving the 25-acre garden before opening the garden to the public. Trebah Garden Trust was formed as an independent charity in 1990 and continues to care for and open Trebah to visitors. The garden was originally planted by Charles Fox in the 1830’s, almost in tandem with several other well-known local gardens such as Glendurgan and Penjerrick. Trebah is open daily from 9.30am.

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