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刊登日期: 2012.12.09
作者: Janette Kit Shuen Chan  

 I am always fascinated by gardens with beautiful flowers and lawns. 

I visited Warwick Castle in England this summer. There are two famous gardens in the castle, namely Victorian Rose Garden and Peacock Garden. The Victorian Rose Garden was first built in 1869 but it was destroyed in the Second World War. It was rebuilt in 1984. The roses should be in full bloom at the time I was there. Unfortunately, there was a heavy rain the night before and so a lot of roses were lost. Luckily, the remaining ones still looked pretty with their battered(受創的)petals. 

As for the Peacock Garden, it’s main part lies on a large lawn sloping down gently to the river. There is also a wide variety of beautiful trees. Many male peacocks were roaming(漫步)there that day. They were not afraid of people. They even spread out(張開)their blue and green tail feathers elegantly from time to time. They walked with an air of arrogance (傲慢). No wonder there is the simile(明喻)“as proud as a peacock”. My aunt said she and my uncle had been there to attend an outdoor concert many years ago. They came to the castle in late afternoon, had a picnic on the lawn first and then attended the concert held on the lawn in the evening. It sounds wonderful to me. I hope I will be able to attend one in the future.

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