As we entered the arena [at Canada Blooms, March 22] we were welcomed by the show of glorious orange coloured tulips. These vivid splashes of colour were evident throughout the Show. Spring had at long last arrived in Toronto. As we strolled through the beautiful gardens we arrived at the Children’s Sand Play Area. What a wonderful sight to see happy children burying one of the supervisors. Even the captive had a smile on his brave face. Canada Blooms is certainly a show for all ages, from the very old like us, to the young sand diggers.
Then Peter won the prize to go to the Chelsea Flower Show in London, England, we were so elated and immediately sprang into action. The flight was courtesy of Air Canada and the accommodations courtesy of the Goring Hotel. Alison Partridge, the Liaison in London, was so helpful, and made so many wonderful plans for us throughout our visit.
The Hotel was decked in splendour to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. At the entrance of the Chelsea Flower Show we saw the beautiful portrait of Queen Elizabeth on top of its tower of flowers, proclaiming the Diamond Jubilee. The attendance was staggering and movement of the crowds inside restrictive but one was carried away by the excitement that prevailed everywhere. Photographers from all over the world and television crews with their booms engaged in their tasks were evident throughout the park shooting the various gardens.
This was a wonderful experience and we thank Canada Blooms for everything.
To read a full account of Pam & Peter’s adventure click here.