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    Weʼve raised £790 to Plant snowdrops to commemorate the life and work of Pandora Sellars, Botanical Illustrator 1936-2017

    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 9th September 2017

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    Pandora Sellars, the world's leading botanical illustrator, died on 9th May 2017. In addition to her art which has been dispersed around the globe, her friends and family want to plant a living memorial in the hamlet where she lived. We are asking any of her friends who would like to commemorate her life to contribute to a fund to plant snowdrops 'in the green' next spring, rather than by sending flowers to the funeral or donations to any charity.

    When her husband and artist, James Sellars, died in 2000 the planting of native snowdrops began and they look great each spring. There are many gaps, though, and I know, as her daughter, that she would have loved to see those gaps filled in with more snowdrops and this is what we plan to do.

    All her friends will also be welcome to join in the planting next year!



    • Sarah Neill7 years ago
      Sarah Neill

      Sarah Neill

      7 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A massive thank you to everyone who has kindly donated to the snowdrop fund. I'm amazed at everybody's generosity and I know Mum would have been too. If you would like to take part in planting the snowdrops in the green in early spring next year (date yet to be set) so let me know, that is if you haven't already. The easiest way to contact me is by email or on Facebook messenger. Looking forward to the planting party!! Many many thanks again Sarah xxx

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    • Sarah Neill7 years ago
      Sarah Neill

      Sarah Neill

      7 years ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to the snowdrop planting living memorial for my mother, Pandora Sellars. I've been overwhelmed by everyone's generosity, through the JustGiving page and directly. She would have been amazed and delighted. I've tagged those of you I have in may Facebook 'address book' but want to thank everyone! If you would like to help us plant the snowdrops in the spring do let me know by PM or by email to

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    • Hilary  Christmas

      Hilary Christmas

      Jul 16, 2017

      Paul and I were very sad to hear that Paddy had died. We have such strong memories of her and of Jim. A warm, funny, self effacing lady. We would love to be present at the planting. Hilary


    • Carol Woodin

      Carol Woodin

      Jul 13, 2017

      Pandora was an inspiration to me, and she changed the lay of the land for all those who followed her. Sharing a page spread with her in The Genus Paphiopedilum was not easy - her work was beyond all!


    • Anonymous


      Jun 19, 2017

      Dear Sarah and family. Thinking about you st this very sad time.Best wishesLaura Giuffrida


    • Japanese Botanical Army

      Japanese Botanical Army

      May 31, 2017

      It was a privilege to have known your mother, Pandora.We are honoured to be part of this beautiful project.Thank you. Mieko, Akiko, Maki, Michiko, Kaoru, Eiko, Sachiko, Kayoko Naoko and Masumi


    • Fiona Ainsworth (Acting Head of Library)

      Fiona Ainsworth (Acting Head of Library)

      May 31, 2017

      From the staff of the Library, Art & Archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in memory of an exceptionally talented woman whose paintings continue to give pleasure to so many.


    • Julia


      May 30, 2017

      A lovely way to commemorate such a talented and inspiring person.


    • John & Marianne Dupont

      John & Marianne Dupont

      May 29, 2017

      We will have to make visits to Shenmore to see the snowdrops in future


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