Gabriëlle De Waele Fund

The Gabriëlle De Waele Fund was established by Aurèle De Vos, in loving memory of his mother.

Mrs. De Waele (10.12.1921-8.5.2002) lived the larger part of her life in Lovendegem and Ghent. She was very fond of simple native plants. She enjoyed growing plants for her garden and her home.

On her travels, she visited numerous botanical gardens and fell under the spell of exotic plants. Gabriëlle De Waele also came to see the Ghent University Botanical Garden often. She was particularly enchanted by its rich autumn colours.

Each year the Gabriëlle De Waele Fund presents a prize for a valuable study, written in Dutch and involving the Botanical Garden’s collections.