15 FEBRUARY 1935, Page 16

Flowers are to play an important part in the Silver

Jubilee ; and I doubt whether the Ministry of Agriculture has ever played the aesthete to more human purpose than in its scheme for London window-boxes. The Board of Works, the Minis- try, and not least the professional growers, will all co-operate. The window-boxes with their contents which are to decorate Whitehall, are being presented by the British Horticultural industry. The rose gardens in The Regent's Park and the bulb gardens of South Lincolnshire and other places all bear

witness to the more or less new, and beneficent interest of Govern- ment departments, especially the Ministry of Agriculture (which has a most ardent and imaginative botanist among its 'organizers) in flowers. They are indeed very important things.