Garden honours Waikanae stalwarts
In June a large crowd braved a blustery Kapiti Coast day to gather around the Kapiti Uniting Parish Waikanae Church frontage for the dedication ceremony of the newly completed Sellens Memorial Garden.
The 12-month-long project was made possible by a generous financial gift from the family of the late Harry and Queenie Sellens. Members of the church also contributed by ‘adopting’ one of the 35 plants and shrubs.
Harry and Queenie Sellens were long serving members of the church and energetic in many areas of parish life. Harry is well remembered as the 'composting' man and Queenie for her appreciation of all things beautiful. The garden is therefore a most appropriate memorial to them.
The plantings and a seat for passers by to rest a while have transformed the front approaches to the Waikanae Church.