May 30, 2012

GARDENERS FROM PARKS AND COUNTRYSIDE CREATE ANOTHER DAZZLING FLORAL DISPLAY BESIDE THE VICTORIA MEMORIAL

Filed under: General — Bill @ 8:17 pm

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Gardeners from Parks and Countryside were hard at work today creating yet another dazzling floral display in the flower beds around the Victoria Memorial. This morning, the beds were empty, but by lunchtime, they looked like this:

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The gardeners are seen here carrying out the back-breaking work of putting in the summer bedding plants:

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An ornamental flower garden has existed in this location since the early 1880s. Prior to the relocation of the Victoria Memorial from the city centre in 1937, the garden was known as the Adam and Eve Garden, after two statues nicknamed “Adam” and “Eve.” The picture below shows the garden in Edwardian times.

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