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Beckenham Place Park and Carl Linnaeus

By NEILMUIR1
April 19, 2010

This incredibly beautiful and historic park is a hidden jewel, 237 acres of pure magic and mystery. I always did find something to stare and wonder at years ago when I first worked in it; I still do on the regular visits I take now. It is simply an enigmatic, awesome and breathtaking place of indescribable beauty set in vast proportions.

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Apr 19, 2010 5:41 AM CST
I sit here with tears, wonderful article and hope that you, all of you in this, are successful instoppong the destruction of somethning so very beautiful.
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Apr 19, 2010 10:21 AM CST
Don't give up, Neil. Apathy is what kills. There are a million stories of a handful of individuals or even one individual who made a difference. This article will help, too. I'm totally behind you. I have only been to London and Kew and would be heartbroken to get back to visit country places (my dream) only to find out that this park was gone!!
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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rannveig
Apr 19, 2010 11:26 AM CST
Great article Neil! Beautiful place and I sure hope it won't be destroyed! How awful that would be!

Rann

Sharran
Apr 21, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Neil has recently had surgery and is unable to spend time at the computer for awhile. I just heard from his wife, Sarah, who tells me he's doing well and will be back soon. In the meantime please accept my thanks to you from him.

He does take us to beautiful places, doesn't he?

Lucky you, Boojum, to have visited those great sites.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Apr 21, 2010 12:49 PM CST
Please convey my wishes for a speedy recovery to Neil and Neil's wife!!

Sharon, I count my blessings every day! Not my lifestyle any more!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Apr 21, 2010 6:25 PM CST
No need to respond for Neil, Shar, but I just wanted to add my own regrets that this happened to such an ancient and historic place, filled with artifacts and loveliness. Neil, I do hope you and others are successful in your battle against this abuse of public gardens.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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