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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

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