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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

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

As part of activities for Nutrition Month, the Department of Health is inviting the public to a free, five-session gardening workshop every Thursday evening in March. Participants will learn to grow fresh, nutritious food, which will help cut grocery bills. Mellonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist said, “We know that people know the importance... Read more of this article

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

The Ministry of the Environment said they expect a “dramatic increase in the amount of imported floral material in the run up to and during the America’s Cup event,” so wish to “remind all importers of floral materials that they must adhere to import regulations.” “With respect to all incoming plant material, importers... Read more of this article

Ministry: Reminder To Trim Overhanging Trees

Ministry: Reminder To Trim Overhanging Trees

The Ministry of Public Works said they would like to “remind the public that owners of property adjacent to a road are responsible for trimming back overhanging trees and hedges on their properties to stop vegetation from projecting into the roadways or sidewalks.” “Overhanging trees and hedges can cause safety hazards to road users including... Read more of this article

Clarien Marks Earth Day With Sapling Donations

Clarien Marks Earth Day With Sapling Donations

In celebration of Earth Day, Clarien Bank is donating three hundred native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Olive Wood and Bay Grape saplings to clients and residents on Friday, April 22. The community sapling event was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21 by plantings of saplings at Elliot Primary and Victor Scott Primary to help make... Read more of this article

Bermuda Florists Demco And Petals Merge

Bermuda Florists Demco And Petals Merge

Two of the island’s florists have combined forces, with Demco merging with Petals, saying that the merger will “offer clients greater accessibility to resources.” Mrs. Carmen Phillips, President of Demco, said, “The distinctive style and philosophy of Petals is a natural complement to the extensive floral services we already... 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

Column: A Look At Bermuda, Death And Flowers

Column: A Look At Bermuda, Death And Flowers

[Written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] The last two weeks have been tough for many. Some of us learned of the death of people that we called family and/or friend. For me, there were 4 people. In some cases, we were shocked because we just didn’t know what burden the now deceased was carrying. And for others, we knew but we just hadn’t reached out to say... Read more of this article

CoH Praised For Efforts To Save Tamarind Tree

CoH Praised For Efforts To Save Tamarind Tree

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] have praised the Corporation of Hamilton for their “amazing efforts” to preserve the Tamarind tree in Hamilton, which was damaged by Hurricane Fay. BEST said said, “For those who have walked through or past Victoria Park in the last few months, you will have seen the Corporation... Read more of this article

Sousa’s Gardens Workshop Rescheduled

Sousa’s Gardens Workshop Rescheduled

Sousa’s Gardens will not hold its “How To Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruits” workshop this Saturday due to forecasted inclement weather conditions, the company announced today. Jeff Sousa, President & Founder of Sousa’s Gardens said; “Our series of gardening workshops began last weekend with the first event for 2016 being quite successful... Read more of this article

Sousa’s Gardens To Host Second Free Workshop

Sousa’s Gardens To Host Second Free Workshop

Sousa’s Gardens held its first free gardening workshop on Sunday [Jan 17], with approximately 125 – 150 participants attending the “How to Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruits” session. Company President and Founder, Jeff Sousa, who was also the presenter said, “Given the amount of engagement received via our Facebook page once announcing... Read more of this article

Gardening Workshop Will Go Ahead Tomorrow

Gardening Workshop Will Go Ahead Tomorrow

The “How to Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruits” workshop scheduled for tomorrow [Jan 17] at Sousa’s Gardens will go ahead as scheduled. The team at Sousa’s Gardens has confirmed its free gardening workshop will run as planned at 12.00pm tomorrow at its Middle Road, Southampton location. Due to inclement weather conditions, today’s workshop... Read more of this article