Dynamic David will be missed

Taken on the occasion of David Davidson being elected president of the Cape Horticultural Society (CHS) in July 2016, with CHS chairman Michael Tuffin congratulating him.

Cape Horticultural Society chairman, Errol Scarr, Pinelands

David Davidson was an “all too brief” president of the Cape Horticultural Society (2016 to 2018) after being a guest speaker for many years following the successful exhibits he master-minded for SANBI (“Designer leaves creative legacy behind”, Bulletin October 18).

The use of our indigenous flora, sourced from around the world, plus the wonderful backdrops designed for the exhibits were an excellent advertisement for South Africa as a botanical destination of note.

His talks were always entertaining, informative and amusing as he showed behind the scenes ups and downs in transporting plants and props halfway round the world.

We at CHS will miss the valuable contribution this dynamic man made to the botanical and horticultural world in southern Africa.