Tag: Plants and flowers

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

A local student who is looking to further her education in floristry in the United Kingdom has turned to popular crowd funding website GoFundMe hoping to raise the necessary funds. Alexandra Arruda has been working in the floristry industry for more than four years, traveling to the United Kingdom in order to complete her professional qualifications. She... Read more of this article

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

The 11th World Association of Flower Arrangers [WAFA] World Flower Show was held in Dublin, Ireland from June 18 through June 22, 2014, with several Bermudians taking part in the event in a number of capacities, ranging from general competition to category judging.Nicky Gurret, who recently won a bronze at The Chelsea Flower Show, and her two children,... Read more of this article

Local Fern On Global Threatened Species List

Local Fern On Global Threatened Species List

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature [IUCN] released their latest Red List of Threatened Species on June 10th; including two new entries from Bermuda – the Governor Laffan’s Fern and Bermuda Shield Fern. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is seen as the global standard for assessing the extinction risk faced by the world’s... Read more of this article

Night-Blooming Cereus Spotted In Mills Creek

Night-Blooming Cereus Spotted In Mills Creek

An event that is said to only occur once per year took place this week, with a night-blooming cereus flower seen in the Mills Creek Road area. Night-blooming cereus — also called queen of the night, lunar flower, and moon flower — are said to bloom on only one or two nights of the year, normally in the summer months of May, June, or July. The... Read more of this article

“Structurally Unsound” Trees To Be Removed

“Structurally Unsound” Trees To Be Removed

The City of Hamilton said they wish to advise residents and the general public that three trees are going to be removed from the median on Ewing Street. A spokesperson said, “An examination of all the trees in the City is currently being undertaken by our own Parks Superintendent and personnel from the Forward Planning section of the Department... Read more of this article

Bermudian Florist Hones Skills In England

Bermudian Florist Hones Skills In England

Picking flowers for the Agricultural Exhibition as a child inspired Garina Tucker to travel more than 3,000 miles to train as a florist. The 24-year-old has spent five years studying and gaining work experience in England so she can pursue her dream career on her home island. Ms Tucker was given her first taste of flower arranging as a primary school... Read more of this article

Bermuda Garden Wins Bronze Medal In London

Bermuda Garden Wins Bronze Medal In London

The “Bermuda Double Fantasy Garden,” has won a bronze medal in the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London. Award-winning floral artist and architect, Nicky Gurret, created a garden to reflect the best that Bermuda has to offer, from the island’s verdant landscapes to the unique pink sand beaches. The display also plays... Read more of this article

Flowers Abound As St. George’s “Blooms”

Flowers Abound As St. George’s “Blooms”

Flowers and plants were highlighted recently in the east end, with several colourful displays highlighting the spring season for the “St George’s in Bloom” event. Displays included a large arrangement donated by Sousa’s featuring a lush green plant bordered by flowers, as well as plants and flowers in urns, a decorative wooden... Read more of this article

Government House Garden Open Again Sunday

Government House Garden Open Again Sunday

Government House Gardens will be open for the third Sunday in row on May 11 from 12.00pm through 5.00pm, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy its unique scenery. A spokesperson said, “As a reminder to the public, Government House Gardens will again be open on Sunday from 12.00pm until 5.00pm. “This will be the third Sunday when the... Read more of this article

Photos: 2014 Ag Show Rose Exhibit Winners

Photos: 2014 Ag Show Rose Exhibit Winners

The 2014 Agricultural Exhibition wrapped up this past weekend, leaving a long list of compelling exhibits in its wake, including the many beautiful flowers put on display in the show’s Rose Division. The best of that exhibit has been announced, with winners chosen in 10 individual categories ranging from “Best in Show” to “Best... Read more of this article


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