Trevor Wiremu Griffiths

Category Three: Nationally Recognised Notable New Zealanders

Date of birth

27 January 1928


21 February 2010


Gordon Griffiths and Alice Maude Griffiths


14 October 1950


Two sons and two daughters


  • Timaru Main School
  • Timaru Boys’ High School
  • School Certificate 1944
  • University Entrance 1945
  • Higher School Certificate 1946


  • Worshipful Master
  • Caledonian Lodge 196797
  • Temuka Cricket Club
  • Life Member Justice of the Peace


  • Employed by Timaru Borough Council
  • Wellington City Council
  • Queen Mary Hospital Hanmer Springs
  • John Bone & Son Nursery
  • Rose collector, grower, and author. Started in roses in 1942 and developed the world’s third largest collection of old roses at his nursery near Temuka, becoming one of the world’s most renowned rosarians. He collected more than 3000 species of old roses from around the world and is the author of a number of books on the subject.

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021