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Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Carlos Amaral of Amaral Farms, who is pictured below with the Acting Governor. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to London... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies Sent To The Queen

Following a tradition established many years ago, Bermuda-grown Easter Lilies will be sent to the Queen, with the flowers having left Bermuda on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight. A spokesperson said, “The Governor, Mr John Rankin CMG, participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. “This year’s Easter Lilies were grown in the Government House gardens,” a spokesperson said. “Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies travelled on Tuesday evening’s British Airways flight to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Bermuda Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

The Governor and Mrs. Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Manuel DeSilva, who is pictured below along with his children, Tiffany, Joshua and Catrina. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies will travel on this evening’s [March 31] British... Read more of this article

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Bermuda Easter Lilies For Queen Elizabeth

Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty the Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Debbie and Alan Cameron for Aberfeldy Nursery in Paget. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies would travel on this evening’s [Apr 15] British Airway’s flight to London... Read more of this article

BNL To Screen Short Films About Cedar, Lilies

BNL To Screen Short Films About Cedar, Lilies

The Bermuda National Library is getting set to play host to a Historical Heartbeats Winter Lecture Series event that will see Dr. Walwyn Hughes serve as moderator as two films are screened for public viewing. The event will take place on Thursday, March 13 at the Bermuda National Library on Queen Street, beginning at 6.00pm. The two 30 minute films,... Read more of this article

Historic Video: Bermuda Easter Lily Farm

Historic Video: Bermuda Easter Lily Farm

It was once said Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” for a million good reasons — that was the estimated size of the island’s annual crop of lilies when the industry was at its peak. This historic video was shot during the Easter season in the 1920s at the farm of Malcolm Hollis – then one of Bermuda’s most prominent lily growers... Read more of this article

National Museum Posts Historic Lily Photos

National Museum Posts Historic Lily Photos

The National Museum of Bermuda posted a set of vintage photos on its Facebook page today [Mar. 27] which harken back to the era when Bermuda was known as “The Easter Lily Island.” As late as the 1890s, Bermuda controlled fully 90 percent of the lily market in the United States. Although Bermuda totals under 15,000 acres — and only 4,000... Read more of this article

Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

Easter Lilies To Be Sent To The Queen

In the 19th and early 20th centuries Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” because of its hugely successful lily farming industry — and the island still commemorates its one-time major cash crop by sending bouquets to Buckingham Palace every year. Governor George Fergusson and Mrs. Fergusson participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies... Read more of this article

Farmer Tom Wadson: The Queen And I …

Farmer Tom Wadson: The Queen And I …

Many people, when given an audience with the Queen, might be a little intimidated but not Bermuda’s Tom Wadson. The owner of Wadson’s Farm, among many other things Mr. Wadson grows Easter lilies for the Queen, the island’s annual seasonal gift to Her Majesty. “The Queen had written us a letter expressing concern about the length of the... Read more of this article

2012: Bermuda Easter Lilies For The Queen

2012: Bermuda Easter Lilies For The Queen

In the 19th and early 20th centuries Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” because of its hugely successful lily farming industry — and the island still commemorates its one-time major cash crop by sending bouquets to Buckingham Palace every year. Governor Sir Richard Gozney, Lady Gozney and farmer Tom Wadson are seen here at Wadson’s... Read more of this article

Pink/Purple Lilies Growing In Pembroke

Pink/Purple Lilies Growing In Pembroke

Although Lilies are usually noted for their white flowers, one Pembroke resident stepped away from the norm, and cultivated pink/purple lilies, as shown below. Purple lilies are said to be a “symbol of royalty. The lily alone represents innocence, purity and beauty and combined with the regal color, purple can only lead to a chic representation... Read more of this article

Historical Photos: Hollis Easter Lily Farm

Historical Photos: Hollis Easter Lily Farm

It was once said Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” for a million good reasons — that was the estimated size of the island’s annual crop of lilies when the industry was at its peak. Established in 1880, the island’s trade in the gleaming, pure-white Eastertime bloom was one of Bermuda’s most lucrative export industries... Read more of this article