It is with sadness, that I share the passing of Camellia Forest Nursery founder, Kai Mei Parks, who just passed away from pancreatic cancer, diagnosed only last week. I’ll always treasure my early visits to the 35-year old Camellia Forest when it was a one woman operation, and how delightful Kai Mai was to chat with. She was a strong-willed workaholic, without whom we wouldn’t have this nursery treasure today. Camellia Forest has been managed by her son David for the last decade plus, but you could still find Kai Mei pulling orders almost until the end. Please share with us in a big PDN salute to this amazing lady!
Wonderful lady. She was a great help on Camellia selections on at least two visits there. RIP dear lady.
So sorry to hear of the passing of this warm and generous woman. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Oh, no! How sad! What a sweet and helpful woman. She will be very much missed. My heart is heavy for her family.
What sad news. I’m grateful I was at least able to visit the nursery in person once and to have her show me around. My condolences to the family and staff. At least I have the camellia named after her.
We just saw her 2 weeks ago! She was so gentle.
Kai Mei was a gentle spirit and so knowledgeable. We loved our visits to Camellia Forest Nursery and looked forward to working with Kai Mei. She will be greatly missed. We are holding her family in the light during this difficult time. .