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GOVERNMENT HOUSE SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM

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The Government House School Gardens Programme was the brainchild of Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson's wife Margaret in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of the current governor John Rankin the programme continues following their departure from the island at the end of their term in 2016, beginning its 6th year in mid-October.  Nine Garden Club mentors have committed to helping the students and teachers from Northlands, West Pembroke and Victor Scott Primary Schools on Wed, Thurs and Fri. afternoons. The program is now affiliated with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the Garden Club was asked to contribute a short feature article about the program to the RHS monthly publication “The Garden”.

Well done girls and boys of West Pembroke Primary School, Victor Scott School and Northlands School, pictured above with mentors Peter Holmes and Jonathan Clipper
Photos kindness of West Pembroke Primary School and Northlands School

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General Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, October through May at 10.30 am - see website for address details and date confirmation. There are regular floral workshops, garden workshops, competitive bench exhibits and an annual fund-raising event.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 8 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:52am
After tea we were given a wonderful talk about Gota work, which is the intricate sewing of gold, silver, copper, and rose gold threads in various forms on clothing. There were two models who were in unique beautiful sarees with two forms of this beautiful handmade work. One of the dresses took one month to complete, 20 ladies working on it!!!
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 11 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:47am
Later this afternoon we had high tea at the Faluknama Palace, which is one of the 35 palaces in the area still privately owned, and now a very high end hotel. It is perched very high on a peak and upside the Old City, with incredible views in all directions. Guests are bright from the gate to the hotel in horse drawn carriages, and then rose petals are tossed over the upper balcony to the stairs below, as you make your way up to register.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 13 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:41am
Our second stop today was the Chowmahalla Palace, with fabulous stonework inside and out.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 14 new photos.Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:34am
Today, Tuesday in Hyderabad, was another long hot one. We were taken by bus down into the Old City area to visit Charminar, which is considered the Centre of the city. It is under restoration at the moment, with one of the four minarets completed. We had a considerable walk through some tight streets of vendors selling everything from limes to bangles, to men’s wedding jackets, to shoes, very glitzy outfits and the list goes on. This is a more Islamic part of the city, so we were more modestly dressed, and limited on our use of cameras.
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The Garden Club of Bermuda added 14 new photos — with Anna Fulton.Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 3:31am
A long but wonderful day today at a craft village preceded by a traditional lunch on a banana leaf “plate” in a local banquet hall. A little retail therapy was good.

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