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Sea Thrift on the Isle of Wight


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This sea thrift is growing in the wild on the cliffs above Black Gang Chine on the Isle of Wight. We visited in early June 2010.

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The Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle


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We visited the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight in June 2010. The garden was designed by Chris Beardshaw, who is a former presenter of Gardener’s World on BBC TV.

The garden was opened to the public on 4th June 2009. The Princess Beatrice garden has themed flower borders, standard fruit trees in large planters, a flower meadow planting and a fountain as its centrepiece.

Princess Beatrice lived at Carisbrooke Castle during regular visits to the island. She was Governor of the Isle of Wight from 1896 until her death in 1944. The walled garden became her private retreat.

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