Unique flowers and plants from three Caribbean destinations were recently on display at the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show. Kicking off the summer “social season” in England, this widely promoted flower show attracted over 165,000 visitors including members of the British Royal Family, celebrities, captains of industry and the extended great and good. Thus, it was a fantastic niche marketing opportunity for the three Caribean destinations who each won an award. Barbados was represented by the Barbados Horticultural Society and Grenada with their Pure Grenada’s Rainforest exhibition each won a coveted Gold Medal – Great Pavilion Award. The Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago also exhibited and won a Silver Gilt Medal – Great Pavilion Award.
BARBADOS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Gold Medal – 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion Award
Theme: Barbados’ tropical flowers and foliage
2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Barbados Horticultural Society – Tropical flowers & foliage. Photo: © Barbados Horticultural Society.
Gardening enthusiasts visiting Barbados should check out the following attractions: Andromeda Gardens, Hunte’s Garden and Nursery, Fisher Pond House, Bentham’s House and Windblown, St Philip.
Gold Medal: 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion Award
Theme: Grenada’s mountainous rainforest, volcanic crater and spices
2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Grenada – Grenada Pure Rainforest. Photo: © Grenada Tourism Board.
Gardening enthusiasts visiting Grenada should check out the following attractions: Belmont Estate Spice Plantation, De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden, Hyde Park Tropical Garden, Jessamine Eden Tropical Botanic Garden, Laura’s Herb & Spice Garden and Smithy’s Garden.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Silver Gilt Medal: 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Great Pavilion Award
Theme: Tropical floral & plant material showcasing the ethnic diversity of the islands
2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Trinidad & Tobago – Tropical floral and plant. Photo: ©Permaculture Magazine.
Gardening enthusiasts visiting Trinidad & Tobago should check out the following attractions: Scarborough Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
UK gardening enthusiasts and potential visitors to the Caribbean region will get another opportunity to see show gardens up close at the 2015 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on 30th June – 5th July. Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the largest flower show in the world and the Cayman Islands Tourism Board will be exhibiting in the Country Living Marquee section promoting the Cayman Islands as a holiday destination with tourist attractions including the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.