Saturday, 24 November 2012

To begin at the beginning


Cordial greetings one and all! Welcome along to my new blog, the Hidcote dream may be dead but a new adventure is just beginning here in London at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I’ve just started on my first placement, and am currently under glass working in the Tropical Nursery (more on that later). Similar to my previous blog, I’m hoping I can offer some insight into what’s going on in the garden, and also feature reviews from the other gardens along the way that I happen to visit or volunteer at.
 
My email address remains bertiebainbo at gmail dot com (spam avast!) so please do get in touch with any notes and queries.
 
Although there will never be anything untoward bandied about on these pages, once again I must state that this is a personal blog so the opinions expressed herein may not necessarily reflect the views of the management eggs upstairs, or the Kew organisation in general.
 
Phew! Now let’s get on with it!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Here's to new beginnings. How fantastic to be embarking on such a course. Wishing you every success Bertie - looking forward to reading What ho!'s from Kew!

Rosemary said...

Dear Bertie - the Hidcote dream may be dead, but so pleased that you are still alive and kicking and starting a new adventure. Good luck with your new course, and look forward to hearing about your exploits at Kew.

Vesna - Kalipso said...

Bertie, I sooo envy you - but in a positive way! I was an intern at Kew for three wonderful months and I know you will enjoy your time there. Of course, I will follow this blog too. Looking forward to your posts.

Greenorchid said...

What a fantasic new adventure you have ahead of you Bertie... Looking forward to continuing your journey with you... sending you smiles Cass

Kirk Dale said...

Dear Bertie,
I am looking forward to reading this blog. I am new to the blogging world and so have only read your archives at your old blog as you stopped when I had just started. When I saw you had moved to these sparkling new premises I have jumped on board!
Kirk

Jane Aston said...

Gosh quite a change of scenery, I look forwards to hearing how you get on at Kew. It's a very different beast. I see you more among a more untidy and rambling place. Still Kew is rather magnificent. Those hothouses will be a delight.

alex bishop said...

Bertie. I trained a Kew, Course 36. It was a turning point for me and lead me on to other educational exploits. Although I am a people manager now i lead people whom deliver award winning, diverse, high standard green spaces in London. Enjoy it.

Bertie Bainbridge said...

Thanks all, definite change of scene to Hidcote but I’m optimistic this will be a great adventure!

Jamie Harris said...

Game on!

Beegirl said...

Best to you Bertie. Looking foreword to your new adventure. That is one gorgeous greenhouse!