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Portmeirionlore: Botanic Garden Soup Plates

The original Botanic Garden 8 inch Soup plates had the same motifs as the Bread and Butter plates:

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The Trailing Bindweed, the Citron, the Daisy, the Spanish Gum Cistus, the Meadow Saffron and the Barbados Aloe.

The Trailing Bindweed here with the many-coloured butterfly.

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The Citron:

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The Daisy, simple and beautiful, an original motif that is available in Botanic Garden to the present day.

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The Spanish Gum Cistus, one of my favourites:

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The Meadow Saffron:

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Here with real Meadow Saffrons:

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The Barbados Aloe, together with the Citron retired too soon:

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The Spring Gentian was the next motif on the Soup plates:

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Later Soup Plate motifs:

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The Small Narcissus, the Ivy Leafed Cyclamen, Snow-Drop and Crocus, the Trailing Bindweed (new version), the Barbados Cotton Flower and the Blue Primrose.

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The Rhododendron, the Fuchsia, the Sweet William, Snow-Drop and Crocus (dark version), the Pansy and the Barbados Cotton Flower.

The Trailing Bindweed had a butterfly change, the later version with the yellow butterfly is still available in the Botanic Garden range:

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The Barbados Cotton Flower had two versions in Soup plates:

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The Snow-Drop and Crocus occurred in a darker and a lighter version:

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The Sweet William is a salad plate motif, but here it is on a soup plate:

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Here is a Barbados Aloe plate without the name:

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There is a Mistletoe soup plate:

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Ofcourse the Butterflies range had soup plates:

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And here is  the Do-It-Yourself Soup Plate:

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Some soup plates were produced with dinner plate motifs:

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Here are the Flowered Chrysanthemum, the Lily Flowered Azalea, the Sweet Pea, the Christmas Rose and the Afican Lily.

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Of all the Soup plates the Spring Gentian is an all time favourite. It was among my first set of six soup plates, although I did not know then it was going to be such a rare motif.

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