Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day Flowers

Especially for all those who love flowers and those who love their mothers, their grandmothers or being a mother.

All these photos where taken today at the magnificent Lullingstone Castle. I was fortunate enough to go on a guided tour by the charismatic Tom Hart Dyke. Some people are just so inspiring. He survived a horrific kidnapping ordeal by guerrillas in the notorious Darien Gap, on the border of Panama and Colombia whilst hunting for wild orchids. He was held captive for nine months, under constant treat and when he feared he was to loose his life he sketched what would be his dream garden.  He returned to his family home to create The World of Gardens.  A truly amazing man who credited his Granny for his love of plants and the packet of carrot seeds she gave him at age 3.

Happy Mother's Day


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