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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

Lilies: When Bermuda Was ‘The Easter Isle’

Lilies: When Bermuda Was ‘The Easter Isle’

Consider the lilies of the field, says the Bible. And Bermuda once did just that. Christ’s parable about the lily’s elegance surpassing Solomon in all his glory helped to establish a thriving Bermuda industry. As late as the 1890s, Bermuda controlled fully 90 percent of the lily market in the United States. Although Bermuda totals under... Read more of this article

2011: Bermuda Easter Lilies For The Queen

2011: Bermuda Easter Lilies For The Queen

A traditional bunch of Bermuda Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen arrived safe and sound at Buckingham Palace this morning [Apr.20] after their overnight journey on a British Airways flight. The Governor, Sir Richard Gozney and Lady Gozney visited Wadson’s Farm in Southampton early Tuesday morning and nine-year-old BHS friends, Lauren Way... Read more of this article