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Garden Club centenary stamps issued

The year’s first commemorative stamp series have been issued to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Garden Club of Bermuda.

From a modest beginning in April 4, 1921, the club has grown into one of the island’s most lasting groups.

The four stamps depict a century of its educational, horticultural and conservation work.

The Garden Club maintains a partnership with the Department of Parks that includes sponsoring the Skills Development Programme, offering horticultural training for candidates aged 19 to 25 to get better job opportunities.

Wayne Furbert, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, said the club had provided “a community cornerstone”.

He added: “From its inception, the GCB have been focused on the conservation of Bermuda’s native and endemic plants and the preservation of their natural habitats.”

The club’s legacy grew to include education and community-centred events.

Mr Furbert said the Bermuda Post Office stamp series was a fitting token of thanks for a century’s contributions.

They are available at the General Post Office in Hamilton, as well as sub post offices around the island.

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Published April 07, 2021 at 7:55 am (Updated April 07, 2021 at 7:45 am)

Garden Club centenary stamps issued

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