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Charles Dickens bed and Heritage Open Day, 1 September 2012
Charles Dickens bedProfessor Tony Pointon opened the Dickens border on Wednesday 8 February 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth.
The planting scheme now features a bed of red geraniums, one of his favourite flowers, which the Friends planted later in the season. A silhouette of Dickens is behind.
The tree is the Shropshire Prune (Damson) which was kindly donated by Penny and Richard Russell and planted on 10 February 2011. It has grown well.
Dickens bed of red geraniums and silhouette of Dickens
Charles Dickens and the Language of Flowers
External link: The Dickens Fellowship
Heritage Open DayDr Ann Coats led a tour of the Porter's Lodge and Garden. Ann spoke about the Garden and the porters who lived in the lodge and worked in the dockyard.
Dr Ann Coats leads a tour of the garden
Photos: Pauline Powell
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