Tweet Like Pin

A Gold Medal for Barbados at the Chelsea Flower Show

Once again the highly selective and notoriously hard to please judges at the Chelsea Flower Show have bestowed a Gold Medal on the ever creative team of the Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS). A Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious accolade in the horticultural world and the Barbados team worked extremely hard to get this one.

BHS chose a ‘Gully Adventure’ as their theme for this year’s 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. Last Wednesday a team of volunteer’s flew out of Barbados, taking on a journey of 4,000 miles accompanied by 62 very large boxes, all carefully packed with a vast array of foliage and blooms that had been painstakingly grown during the previous year by members and other supporters throughout the island.

The 20ft x 20ft display was complete with a curving path covered with an assortment of dry leaves, tree bark, dry branches and mahogany pods, to enable visitors to enjoy the experience of walking through a gully – just as they would in Barbados. To add even more drama and realism, the recorded sounds of whistling frogs and crickets can be heard in the background.

Set with Bearded Fig Tree vines, Golden Pothus vines, a number of tall Palms and vivid colour from a selection of a stunning selection of Orchids, Ginger Lilies, and Ornamental Bananas have been arranged in key locations.

It is worthy of note that the members of the Barbados Horticultural Society Team are all unpaid volunteers. They take great pride in the fact that they grow, pick and pack their own blooms and foliage, all collected from private gardens and nurseries around the island, and ship them from Barbados to Chelsea.

As the Chelsea Flower Show continues for the rest of this week, more than 150,000 attendees will view the Barbados exhibit each day and enjoy a small but wonderfully enticing glimpse of what the beautiful island has to offer. 

 

Fiona's Slice of Heaven

Recent weather in
Greece

8°C

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete

Greece

"Daios Cove is ideal for families; upgrading to the Residents’ Club, with premium All-Inclusive, is a great option."

"For the best sunset views, book a room on the right-hand-side of the property."

"Daios Cove’s Land Rover experience tour is something we highly recommend. You’re free to explore the sights of Crete alongside an experienced Land Rover instructor, by choosing from three different routes."

"If you’re looking to really make an entrance or take off on a day trip to remember, why not take advantage of Daios Cove’s helipad."

Read On

Call one of our specialists to help you create your dream holiday at Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete

0207751 0660

Create your perfect holiday

Choose your region

Choose your region

Choose your region

CALL BACK REQUEST

SUBMITTED

A member of our team will call you back shortly.

Close 
Close 

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe to the Caribtours newsletter here.


Send 
Close

Thanks for subscribing

Close 

BROCHURE REQUEST

We'd love to send you our latest brochure, simply fill in your details below and we'll send one out straight away.

First Name*
Surname*
Email Address*
Telephone*
House Name or Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2
City*
County*
Postcode*
Close 

QUOTE REQUEST

If you would like to receive a quote via email, please use the form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 3393 8795.

First Name*
Surname*
Email Address*
Telephone*
Preferred Date of Travel
Number of Nights
Number of People
Hotel (If Known)
Additional Information
Close 

CALLBACK REQUEST

Enter your phone number and we will get in touch with you

Name*
Phone Number*
Close 

E-NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

Be in the know. Sign up for our regular e-newsletter and we'll keep you updated with all the latest luxury travel news, exclusive holiday offers and travel tips from our expert team.

You can unsubscribe at any time and you can find out more about our Privacy Policy by clicking here.