Kenmore Local Barbara Wintringham Celebrates 100th Birthday

Kenmore local Barbara Wintringham

Popular Kenmore local Barbara Wintringham, who served as a volunteer guide at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens for over two decades, is now 100 years old! Did you know that this amazing lady worked as a volunteer until she was 93?

Ms Wintringham has received a certificate and special gift in honour as she officially becomes Kenmore’s newest centenarian.

Well-remembered for her loyal service at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in Mt Coot-tha for over 25 years, Ms Wintringham has also released a booklet about the Gardens, with fellow volunteer Ray Steward. 

The booklet outlines the history of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and highlights the individuals who made significant contributions towards making the Gardens, which officially opened in 1976, into what it is today. 

Photo Credit: Brisbane Botanic Treasures

The England-born Ms Wintringham came to Brisbane in the 1950s. She fell in love with the city and decided to stay to set down roots with her family.

She worked for ABC and then spent her retirement years at the Gardens until she quit volunteering in 2016, at an amazing 93 years old.

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Ms Wintringham now spends her days reading books and going on walks with her friends. 

Published 26-April-2023