Who is on the plum tree?
I am so excited to be reading my books at beautiful Wisley Gardens tomorrow. Biddle The Bee will accompany me to the wonderful gardens, set in the heart of Surrey. The gardens were originally donated to the Royal Horticultural Society
in 1903. Wisley has always been renowned for growing difficult plants and has a laboratory and a school of horticulture to train young people to become gardeners. They also have a schools program.
I have been invited to participate in their Great Garden Quest Event And you can take it for granted that Biddle The Bee will be on her best busy business ~ all a buzz and all-a-swiftness!
I wrote this poem for Wisley Gardens, as I find the whole concept of the garden quintessentially English and totally inspiring. I hope you like it…
by Niamh Clune
Dr. Nana Plum has news!
I wonder if you would excuse,
My excitement as I share,
The details of the whole affair…
The Royal Horticultural ~
Society has sculptural ~
Gardens that I think you’d love ~
Like Wisley ~ A place thereof ~
To wander down a rose drooped arbour ~
Dream your dreams in gentle harbour ~
Flower scented ~ sweetened air.
For butterflies to flitter there.
Where water spurts or gently tinkles ~
In bell-like notes,
It plays and sprinkles.
Paths that twist
And twine around ~
The garden trails
That carve the ground ~
Inviting young and old to tarry
And wait for sight of gnome or fairy.
‘Cause magic tends exotic leaf
Through gardeners hands,
The loving thief ~
Comes to steal away all sorrow,
Wilt, disease or sad tomorrow.
When amongst the leafy glade,
You sit for tea in careful shade,
There to find our little books,
In Wisley’s shop in careful nooks
Where Rosie and Pa Dug will be,
Waiting there for you to see.
Thank you Royal Society and Gardens
For adding our books to your attractions and inviting me to read them in your beautiful gardens.