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Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every spring in Bermuda a little plant comes into flower, sprinkling... Read more of this article

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

The Government House Gardens will be closed to the general public from Sunday, August 6 until Sunday, August 13. A spokesperson said, “Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday, 6 August 2017 [Cup Match weekend]. “The grounds will reopen on Sunday, 13 August 2017.” Related StoriesBermudiana... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An event titled ‘Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda’ is set to take place on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.00pm at The World Heritage Centre in St. George’s, featuring speaker Saskia Wolsak. This lecture is presented by The St. George’s Foundation and The St. David’s Island Historical Society. Ms.... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday [June 25] due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend. Government House said, “Due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend, Government... Read more of this article

Garden Club Offering Private Garden Tours

Garden Club Offering Private Garden Tours

The Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a private garden on the island every Tuesday morning until June 27, with guided tours available for the public. A spokesperson said, “In celebration of the America’s Cup, the Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a private garden on the island every Tuesday morning until June 27th. “Guided Tours are scheduled... Read more of this article

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

A team of Artex employees participated in a charitable event, sponsored by Greenrock, a registered Bermuda charity that focuses on environmental education and wider sustainability issues. Artex provided both the financial assistance and hands-on labor to build an eco-school garden, including sweet potatoes and fruit trees, at West Pembroke Primary School,... Read more of this article

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

At her sixth showing at the Chelsea Flower Show in London Nicky Gurret won her sixth medal, this year entering  ‘The Cutting Edge’ Floral Arrangement class, where her floral art called ‘Edgy Bermuda’ received a bronze medal. Ms Gurret said, “I submitted my application last year in August 2016 and it was accepted. The design was very modern... Read more of this article

World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps

World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps

Bermuda’s roses have been highlighted in the ‘World Rose News’ — the journal of the World Federation Of Roses Societies — with John Swift writing an article about rose stamps that have been issued by the Bermuda Post Office over the years. “With all the lovely roses growing around the island, it was a natural for the... Read more of this article

Community Gardening Plot Thrives In Paget

Community Gardening Plot Thrives In Paget

[Written by Skye Graham-Welton] Kensley McDowall, a plot owner and retired lawyer from St. Kitts, describes himself as the “handy man” of Paget Community Garden, which he joined in 2000. The land just off Trimingham Hill used to be a lily field and according to Mr. McDowall, “would have been covered in white” before Dr. Gloria Frederick, the... Read more of this article

Govt. House Gardens To Open This Summer

Govt. House Gardens To Open This Summer

Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday, April 30 until Sunday, September 3 from 12.00 noon to 5.00pm, with families “encouraged to come, relax and enjoy the grounds and to picnic.” A spokesperson said, “Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 30 April until Sunday 3 September... 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

Over 60 People Take Part In ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’

Over 60 People Take Part In ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’

The graduates of the Ministry of Health and Seniors’ free gardening course — called ‘Grow, Eat, $ave’ — recently celebrated their new skills and tips learned from master gardener Chaplain Kevin Santucci in the Department of Health’s five-week course. Held during March, which was Nutrition Month, over 60 people participated... Read more of this article