27/52 Lesotho – Lindka Cierach

© Bernard Zieja

Lindka Cierach was born in Lesotho to Polish-British parents, and is best known for designing Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress.

This is her lovely Kensington apartment which she sold last year.

Fergie’s dress designed by Cierach
Meg’s veil has one flower for each Commonwealth country embroidered on it.

AFRICA:

  • Botswana – Ear of Sorghum and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
  • Cameroon – Red Stinkwood (Prunus africana)
  • Gambia – White Variety Orchid
  • Ghana – Caladium (Caladium)
  • Kenya – The Tropical Orchid
  • Lesotho – Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)
  • Malawi – Lotus (Nymphea lotus)
  • Mauritius – Trochetia Boutoniana
  • Mozambique – Maroon Bell Bean (Markhamia zanzibarica)
  • Namibia – Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)
  • Nigeria – Yellow Trumpet (Costus spectabilis)
  • Rwanda – Torch Lily (Kniphofia uvaria)
  • Seychelles – Tropicbird orchid (Angraecum eburnum)
  • Sierra Leone – Scadoxus (Scadoxus cinnabarinus)
  • South Africa – Protea (Protea cynaroides)
  • Swaziland – Fire Heath (Erica cerinthoides)
  • Uganda – Desert rose (Adenium obesum)
  • United Republic of Tanzania – African violet (Saintpaulia)
  • Zambia – Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)

ASIA:

  • Bangladesh – White Water Lily ( Sada shapla)
  • Brunei Darussalam – Simpor (Dillenia suffruticosa)
  • India – Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifers gaertn)
  • Malaysia – Bunga Raya Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa sinensis)
  • Pakistan – Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
  • Singapore – Vanda miss Joaquim Orchid (Miss Joaquim)
  • Sri Lanka – Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea nouchali)

CARIBBEAN & AMERICAS:

  • Antigua and Barbuda – Agave (Agave karatto)
  • Bahamas – Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)
  • Barbados – The pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
  • Belize – The Black Orchid (Encyclia cochleata)
  • Canada – Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • Dominica – Carib Wood (Sabinea carinalis)
  • Grenada – Bougainvillea (Nyctaginaceae)
  • Guyana – Victoria Regia Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
  • Jamaica – Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale)
  • Saint Lucia – The rose and the marguerite
  • St Kitts and Nevis – Poinciana (Delonix regia)
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines – Soufriere Tree (Spachea perforatais)
  • Trinidad & Tobago – Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)

EUROPE:

  • Cyprus – Cyclamen Cyprium (Cyclamen cyprium)
  • Malta – Maltese centaury (Cheirolophus crassifolius

UNITED KINGDOM:

  • England – Rose
  • Wales – Daffodil (Narcissus)
  • Northern Ireland – Flax flower
  • Scotland – Thistle

PACIFIC:

  • Australia – Golden wattles (Acacia pycnantha)
  • Fiji – Tagimaucia (Medinilla waterhousei)
  • Kiribati – Bidens Kiribatiensis
  • Nauru – Calophyllum
  • New Zealand – Kowhai (Sophora microphylla)
  • Papua – Sepik Blue Orchid (Dendrobium lasianthera)
  • Samoa – Teuila (Alpinia purpurata)
  • Solomon Islands – Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
  • Tonga – Heilala (Garcinia sessilis)
  • Tuvalu – Plumeria (Plumeria frangipans)
  • Vanuatu – Anthurium (Anthurium)

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