Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Gardens of South East England
Designed for Garden Writers Association June 27-July 6th, 2004



June 27 London sightseeing
June 28 Beth Chatto, garden of Alex Pankhurst, Place For Plants, Flatford Mill and Constable Country & East of England Tourist Board
June 29 Thompson & Morgan, Garden Writers Region 7 Meeting & tour of the Guildhall
June 30 Notcutts, Sutton Hoo, Christchurch Mansion & local pub
July 1 Blooms of Bressingham & local pub
July 2 RHS Hyde Hall, Glen Chantry & presentation by Michael Warren
July 3 The Old Vicarage & Blickling Hall
July 4 Hadpsen Garden
July 5 Press Day at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
July 6 Group

The tour officially started the morning of June 27th but I arrived there on the 26th and used the time to relax and enjoy a bit of London. I met Wendy in Toronto for the flight over and when we arrived at the hotel on the 26th, we left our bags and went out for a walk, took a few pictures, then headed back to the hotel to get things organized, have dinner. Sunday morning we decided to take the Hop on Hop off double decker buses for a tour of London.
Our hotel was right by Big Ben so this was an easy reference point.

I admit I take lots of pictures and having a digital camera makes it so easy to snap away. I like taking all kinds of pictures so you often see mixes of everything including bikes, cars and yes ever post boxes! The Mini has my name all over it, I just couldn't find enough room in my suitcase to bring it back with me. I am fascinated by so much and I want to bring home as many memories as possible from each of my trips.



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