Albert Turner June 1916 – January 2018

The Society is sad to announce the passing of Albert Turner at the age of 101.

Albert discovered and propagated Erica arborea ‘Albert’s Gold’ (description and illustration within this website) and the cultivar was subsequently introduced into cultivation by Denbeigh Heather Nurseries by 1975. After Albert celebrated his 100th birthday, in June 2016, the Society was delighted to place  a “news” item on this website and to feature a photograph of Albert on the front cover of the 2016 Autumn Bulletin including a few words from Albert’s grandson within that same Bulletin.

The Heather Society wishes to extend sincere condolences to Albert’s family, for their sad loss.