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Charles Dickens bed and Heritage Open Day, 1 September 2012

Charles Dickens bed

Professor 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 Day

Dr 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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