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

July 1 - Canada Day
Peter greeted us with small Canada flags at breakfast this morning. We
boarded our coach and set off for Blooms of Bressingham. It was another
perfect day. Adrian Bloom greeted us and chatted a bit about the gardens, then took us on a tour pointing out highlights along the way. He invited us into 'Foggy Bottom' which wasn't open to the public at that time, for a very personal view of his private garden. We had a wonderful time with lunch here and time to wander the garden center, or visit the children's area where there was an old 1897 carousel or trains to ride.

Since it was Canada Day, it was only fitting that we locate a pub to celebrate. after everyone got their pint we sang our national anthem - thankfully almost in tune, then Larry sang it in French. I have included a picture of our coach driver (who was drinking coffee) and the lady behind the bar. it was called the 'Buck's Head' pub.




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