Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Confessions of a garden tour guide

The elderly American lady stood in the middle of the German park, tears streaming down her face. Initially alarmed, I soon realised they were tears of joy, “I was last here in the 1950s” she explained, “my husband was an officer in the army of occupation”, going on to explain how Germany was now a totally different country, and the park we were in, with its colourful and diverse planting summed everything up about what she felt about how the country had changed. It is special moments like this that makes leading a garden tour such a rewarding diversion from my normal working life.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm signed up for the Irish trip and looking forward to it.