Today I’m going to introduce you to a very special place and special person.
Victoria Park Florist in Chapel Hill
Victoria Park is owned by Margaret and David Pender. I met Margaret last November when she spoke at our Garden Club meeting. Her story is so unique that right away I was entranced and knew I had to, someday, feature her on the blog.
Margaret and Poppy, her gorgeous yellow love bird and constant companion!
We spent an hour together in the shop with me taking pictures and getting to know Margaret, her space and her inventory. I then sent her these questions as part of our interview:
I know this is a very broad question…but how did you come to live and work in Chapel Hill? Did you consider other places in North Carolina?
Margaret: We were living in Zimbabwe in southern Africa but the political and economic situation made things increasingly difficult for us and the security in the country was deteriorating rapidly. We sent our two daughters to college in the northeastern United States. When we were at our youngest daughter Michelle’s graduation, we decided to stay […]