14 Dec 2023

2008: Sister Loyola Galvin

From Kim Hill Collection, 5:00 am on 14 December 2023
A photo of a smiling elderly woman (Sister Loyola Galvin), text reads "2008, Sister Loyola Galvin"

Photo: RNZ / Robert Whitaker (design)

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Sister Loyola Galvin was known as the gardening nun. She organised a community garden at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington. In 2008, at 86, she was named NZ Gardener of the Year by The Economist magazine.

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