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Dulwich Park - A Queens Park but Not a Royal Park (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
May 18, 2010

Dulwich was known to exist as a hamlet in 967AD and the word Dulwich in old English literally means "where dill grows." In the later Victorian era 'American Gardens' were becoming popular so an "American Garden' was designed in 1887 and opened to the public in 1890. Queen Mary enjoyed her visits here to see the Rhododendrons and Azaleas; she in fact made an annual visit every year in May! Although a much loved park by Queen Mary, it is not a Royal Park like our eight Royal Parks in and around London.

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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Happy_1
May 19, 2010 6:11 AM CST
Again, Neil, you have outdone yourself. Not only the pictures are grand, but the comments make them perfect.

American, well what do you know?

Thanks,

Nancy

PS. Yes, I saw the end. Thanks.
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 19, 2010 6:32 AM CST
Well I had to do something to match your sublime loveliness, which is impossible. I had to strive to get it really good to have your name on it, as that is what spurs me on!
I am currently doing Part 2 which is a bit longer, then it is on to my next Article after that! Just doing some work in my Garden but it is too hot for me at 74F.
Kindest Regards.
Neil.

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Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
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Katg
May 19, 2010 12:08 PM CST
JUST BEAUTIFUL! As always!

Thank you so much for the wonderful History and gorgeous photos!

Hey Hap! How you doing?
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 19, 2010 5:11 PM CST
Dear Kathy, I do hope you are well and thank you most kindly for your comments! I love going out and wandering around finding the plants and wildlife I so love.
To be able to write a few lines and take photos is a wonderful thing for me, as due to a Disablement which prevents me from doing the job I was trained for, this gives me a new lease of life.
So to share the wonders around me with other people of a similar intrest is fantastic.
My Kindest Regards.
Neil.
p,s Part 2 will be out shortly.

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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
May 20, 2010 10:34 PM CST
Dear all Part 2 on Dulwich Park is out! It is at http://cubits.org/Neil/articles/view/384/
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Region: United Kingdom Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Region: Florida Tropicals
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Happy_1
May 21, 2010 8:40 AM CST
Hi Kat,

Hanging in there. Glad to be seeing some things that I thought were gone, actually coming up from roots.

Hap
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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Petalpants
May 21, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Wonderful article, Neil! I thoroughly enjoyed your 'tour'--- wish it could be in person, to take in All the senses~
----just another American here, Connie~
Connie

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