TWT Travel Binder: England

I feel a tremendous connection to England:

My father’s father was British;
many of the world’s greatest gardens can be found throughout the country;
and I have healthy obsessions with Elvis Costello, Eastenders, and Aardman Animations.

I love England with the frustrated passion of a Jane Austen novel. *sigh*

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to England.

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London in Bloom


It’s almost time for London’s Chelsea Flower Show, a horticultural event we’ve long dreamt of attending (and hopefully will, in 2011).  This year, the show’s 147th, it will be held on May 19-23.

This event is officially named The Great Spring Show.  For five days, the finest garden displays, floral designs and sustainable gardening solutions from around the globe will be presented on the extensive grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.  For £43 ($64 US), you can surround yourselves with the most beautiful flowers and plants the Earth has to offer.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.

One May not long ago, we couldn’t get our hands on tickets…but consoled ourselves with gorgeous, vivid blooms in our favorite spot in the city:  The Regent’s Park. [Read more…]