How’s this for one-up-man-ship? Yesterday I went to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party.
It was held to celebrate the centenary of the Red Cross and, as I am a volunteer fundraiser with the Berkshire Branch Open Gardens scheme, I got an invite. So I hired a morning suit from Moss Bros, put on a tie for the first time in years, debated whether to wear shoes or wellies (in the end I thought wellies would look a bit silly but not as silly as some ladies in open sandals in all that mud) and took a large umbrella.
Despite the weather, the herbaceous border looked stunning, the roses didn’t have a black spot between them and there were lots of specimen trees (some quite rare) and a large lake with cascade. For security reasons, cameras weren’t allowed in the grounds so sadly I have no photos of the day.
- 10 Jul, 2008
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