Posts Tagged ‘Loyola Galvin’

Well-known nun’s popular garden no longer viable

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

A Wellington nun’s vegetable garden has been bulldozed because it was no longer viable to keep it going. Sister Loyola Galvin, 96, and her garden captured the hearts of New Zealanders in a documentary Gardening with Soul. She tended to her garden at the Home of Compassion in Wellington for over 15 years, The garden Read more

Gardening Sister invested as member of NZ Order of Merit

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The gardening sister, Loyola Galvin may have retired but she is still gardening. The nun in her early 90s was invested by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae in a ceremony at Government House last week. She was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to gardening. For more than 15 years Read more

Documentary about Sister Loyola Galvin

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Sister Loyola Galvin, from the Home of Compassion in the Wellington suburb of Island Bay, was named national NZ Gardener of the Year 2008 by NZ Gardener magazine, and interviewed twice by Kim Hill in 2008. Filmmaker Jess Feast was inspired by those interviews to make a documentary film about Sister Loyola, Gardening With Soul, Read more