Charles Plimmer was a successful businessman and property owner who became a well-known Wellington identity.
Plimmer bequeathed the income from his residual estate to Wellington City Council. This has been held in a trust fund administered by the Public Trust since 1980 and is known as the Plimmer Bequest.
The Plimmer Bequest Deed states that proceeds must be spent on beautifying the bays, beaches and reserves around Wellington by planting trees, shrubs and other beautification works.
In recent years the bequest has been used for aspects of the award-winning upgrade of Oriental Bay, improvements at Scorching Bay and the upgrade of Central Park, Brooklyn.