The trees in this grove were planted as a living tribute to nine nurses who died during the First World War or shortly after, whose deaths were war-service related. These women served as nurses in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD).
The lemon-scented myrtle trees (Backhousia citriodora) have creamy white flowers to symbolise the white pinafore aprons worn by the nurses at home and overseas. Lemon-scented mrytle is also considered a healing plant.
This grove was established to honour their dedication, sacrifice and personal connection to Brisbane.
Those commemorated are:
|Ettie Barnett||Pearl Stella Goodman||Norma Violet Mowbray|
|Lily Nugent||Rosa O`Kane (AANS)||Charlotte Berrie|
|Agnes Beryl Corfield||Myrtle Elizabeth Wilson (QAIMNS)||Lydia W. F. Grant (VAD)|