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The Barbados Horticultural Society


The Barbados Horticultural Society Founded in 1927 the Barbados Horticultural Society is one of the oldest in the Commonwealth. The objectives of the Society are to encourage Horticulture in all its branches, to arrange for exhibitions, visits to gardens and lectures.
In the early years, the society worked in conjunction with the Argricultural Society with the focus on exhibitions. Over the last twenty years the society has staged its own shows.

In 1976 serious fund-raising enabled the purchase of the old coral stone boiling house at Balls Plantation in Christ Church and this is now the Society's headquarters and exhibition hall.

Through the constant efforts of the Society, Barbadians and visitors alike have been made aware of the wonderful gardens that grace the island.

Thanks must go to the former presidents who have greatly contributed to the growth of the Society.

Jean Robinson Mr. C. Leacock 1976 -78.
Mr. G. Springer 1979 -80.
Mrs. A. Thomas 1981 -83.
Mrs. M. Reid 1984 -85.
Mrs. J. Robinson 1986 -89 and again in 1993 -96.
Mr. V. Roach 1990 - 92 and again in 1997 - 2001



Chelsea Flower Show 2005

Barbados was in full bloom yesterday as it struck itÕs 12th gold at the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. The winning arrangement, Moonlight At 13 Degrees North, comprised a variety of local flowers against a backdrop of a tropical moonlit night.

THERE WAS a golden champagne celebration n London, England, when it was announced that Barbados had again won a gold award at the Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show 2005.
The team toasted Barbados' 12th top award in the 18 years it has been competing in this highly promoted showcase of flower arrangements from several countries of the world.

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1989
Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1989 exhibition

Barbados' first Gold Medal... but not the last!

'Rum barrels and cane bills'


 

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1991
Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1991 exhibition

Gold Medal

'Baskets of Heliconias'


1992


Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1992 exhibition

Gold Medal

'Grass Skirts'


 



1993
Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1993 exhibition

Jackpot... winners three years on a trot!

'The Chattle House'






1996


Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1996 exhibition



Gold and Holford Medal

'Sea, Sun and Sand'



 

 



1998 Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1998 exhibition

Gold Medal

'Cricket lovely cricket'




1999


Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 1999 exhibition

Another Gold Medal

'Reef Garden'




2000
Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 2000 exhibition

Barbados strikes gold in the Millennium!

'Flower Market'


2001


Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 2001 exhibition

Gold Medal

'Tropical Spectacular'



 

 

 


2002
Barbados Chelsea Flower Show 2002 exhibition

Gold Medal

'Tropical Sunset Garden'

Visit the famous faces that supported the Barbados Chelsea stand, click here because 'we're all going on a summer holiday' and while there 'how about a game of cricket!'

You guessed it, Sir Cliff Richards and Sir Garry Sobers!

Caribzones is pleased to be working in association with the Barbados Horticultural Society to sponsor Internationally renowned British Horticultural speaker Gwyn Perry. Her visit to Barbados marks the launch of Caribzones' Horticultural holiday and Horticultural/Historical real estate site.

Chelsea 2004


his is it! The exhibit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London late last month that took Barbados back to the top with yet another gold medal.

This is it! The exhibit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London late last month that took Barbados back to the top with yet another gold medal.
The exhibit, which took four-and-a-half days to construct by the Barbados Horticultural Society, was titled Flowers & Fibers and incorporated fibres from The Bearded Fig Tree, Khus Khus grass, and weavings of Khus Khus and pandanus.

 

All material was shipped from Barbados to England, compliments British Airways, a major supporter of the country’s efforts at the show since 1988.

Compliments of the Nation News

Chelsea 2005

Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show. THERE WAS a golden champagne celebration yesterday in London, England, when it was announced that Barbados had again won a gold award at the Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show.
The team toasted Barbados' 12th top award in the 18 years it has been competing in this highly promoted showcase of flower arrangements from several countries of the world.
The Barbados arrangement, Moonlight At 13 Degrees North, was a variety of local flowers against a backdrop of a tropical moonlit night. Among the predominant flowers were an assortment of various sizes and colours of anthuriums and heliconias which stood out among hundreds of other arrangements on the grounds of Royal Chelsea Hospital.
Members of the successful gold award-winning flower-arranging team from Barbados were Jean Robinson, Mona Walker, Jennifer Weetch and Deanna Clarke. They were assisted by Hetty Atkinson and Audrey Thomas. The group especially thanked British Airways for shipping 57 boxes of flowers to London from Barbados free of cost.
Another Caribbean gold award went to Grenada which, in spite of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan ten months ago, managed to assemble an outstanding arrangement of Grenadian blooms, including unique use of its famous nutmeg shells.
Their arrangement was appropriately called Ivan and depicted the roofless St George's Cathedral as it starkly stood
among other ruins of the capital after the passage of the hurricane.
Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago won bronzes.
A second Barbados presentation by the Flower Arrangers of Barbados won a bronze award. Members of that group were Monica Procope, Carol-ann Branker and Pansy Griffith.

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