Elizabeth Mulderig


Mixed Media


In Chapter II of Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself lost in a garden when she comes across a large flowerbed with a willow tree growing in the middle. Alone and disorientated, she begins talking out loud.

“O Tiger-lily,” said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, “I wish you could talk!” “We can talk,” said the Tiger-lily: “when there’s anybody worth talking to.”

Here, the talking flowers take root in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Established in 1898, the formal gardens bring together a vast collection of plants and trees over 36 acres of parkland in Paget Parish.

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