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The Burgon & Ball Journal

The Burgon & Ball Journal
News, notes and inspiration
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A horticultural Heritage

Plant collections are often the amalgamation of several lifetimes’ work - hundreds of years of expertise, selective breeding, and careful development. Plant Heritage is the organisation which works to ensure these priceless collections are preserved for the future.
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Postcards from Chelsea, Part 4: A pause for breath…

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show presents the visitor with a true feast for the senses. It’s such a sensory overload that it’s only when the show is over, and the dust has settled, that you start to appreciate some of the truly extraordinary things you‘ve seen. Here are five of our favourite things from RHS Chelsea 2018.
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Postcards from Chelsea, Part 3: the powerful message of Embroidered Minds

In a beautiful flower-filled setting, a young woman in Victorian dress lay on a bench, apparently unconscious, or sleeping. A scene straight out of Victorian Romanticism, and an extremely striking introduction to the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by Kati Crome.
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Postcards from Chelsea, Part 2: The Lemon Tree Trust Garden - beauty blooms in a harsh environment

A Chelsea garden that throws the spotlight on beauty blooming in a harsh environment. The hugely evocative Lemon Tree Trust garden is beautiful to look at, but carries a remarkable message. This is a garden created by everyday people obliged to leave their homes behind them; a refugee garden.
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