In early August 2006, Australians Noelene
Pullen and Margaret Edwards traveled to the United States to
see waterlilies of their father's, legendary hybridizer Charles
Winch, on display. Their first stop was in Florida where, with
Kit and Ben Knotts and Darcy and Craig Presnell, they flew to
The Knotts and particularly the Presnells
were instrumental in assembling the Collection beautifully grown
at New Orleans Botanical Garden by Rich Sacher. Rich, Kevin Joyce
and Bill Dailey hosted the group in New Orleans.
The Botanical Garden has made a phenomenal
recovery from Hurricane Katrina and provides a beautiful setting
for the Winch Collection. The display includes 21 Winch cultivars,
many never seen before by the public. Noelene and Margaret were
delighted and took many photos to share with their father.