"Sun kissed land and
wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
February/March flower of the month
RED SMITH’S PARISH
Cuttings from branches bearing an all-red bloom were propagated by Basil
Hall and Liesbeth Cooper and have produced only all-red or pink-to-red
flowers for more than twenty years. As far as it is known, the
red-flowering plants have never reverted to the white variety. As in
all Chinas, colour deepens as blooms age.
Photograph by Peter Holmes www.barngrove.com www.facebook.com/BermudaBarngrove .Write
up from Roses in Bermuda Revisited Published by The Bermuda Rose
Society Copyright 2013 The Bermuda Rose Society. There is more
information on the Smith's Parish rose on pages 83,84 & 85 of “Roses in
Bermuda's Moongate - synonymous with
Originally the plans for a moongate were
brought back from China in 1860 by a local sea captain. The
moongate has since become a Bermuda national symbol, and legend has it
that when a newly married couple kiss under a moongate they will be
assured of a long and happy life together.
it is said that when a newly married couple “steps through a moon
gate,” arm in arm, they are completing the circle of life. This is
supposed to bring lifelong prosperity and happiness. - See more at:
The Garden Club of Bermuda's
Open Houses and Gardens Programme
"A May Wedding"
to be held on Saturday, 10th May
10am to 4pm
Christ Church Warwick
Kirkdale Farm, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Kitson,
and The Cocoon, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Cummings Zuill
Please mark your calendars for what
promises to be a very special day. Church and houses will be
beautifully decorated by our award winning floral designers, and a
traditional Bermuda wedding will be depicted throughout the day.
Events include: Garden tours, a wedding themed fashion show, beautiful
cut flowers on sale for Mother's Day, Plein Air Artists, Bake Sale,
Plant Sale Crafts, Raffle and much more. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children
ages 10-18, under age 10 free admission. All proceeds will go to
the Garden Club Scholarship Programme and Community Projects.
The Garden Club
of Bermuda is excited to introduce a new competitive photography
Please go to the "Photography" page for
The Garden Club of Bermuda presented a
cheque for $3,000 to Ann Hyde of Keep Bermuda Beautiful at their
February meeting. Pictured: Susan Conyers (left) and Ann Hyde
Garden Tours Page for exciting news!
......please keep checking our
calendar for more exciting events throughout
the gardening year.
If you are having difficulty finding a page, the
SITE MAP lists all the pages in this
*Mrs. C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill
Website updated: February 25th, 2014