• Memories of Queen Elizabeth II from a Walla Walla gardener |
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    Memories of Queen Elizabeth II from a Walla Walla gardener |

    The first time I met Queen Elizabeth was on a Monday afternoon the third week of May, 2003 at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. The occasion was the opening day of the flower show, a day anticipated, planned and worried over for a solid previous year. Proposals to participate in the show are submitted almost a year in advance to the Royal Horticultural Society. For over 100 years the show has been held the third week in May, the date and occurrence only disrupted by the World Wars and lately COVID-19. It is held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital in the Chelsea district of London, a venerable…

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