Governor General Her Excellency Susan Dougan, has expressed her gratitude to the persons who were vital to the event’s production of the Horticultural Exhibition, which ran from November 1st to the 3rd on the theme “Flowers and Flavours”.
In addressing the opening of the exhibition, Her Excellency said the event could not have been possible without the assistance of Hazel and Paul Woodman from the UK who contributed many of the indoor displays and Tamara Browne, who created the theme for which the Horticultural Exhibition was based.
Noting that “Flowers are a celebration of the wonder of God’s creation”, the Governor General highlighted the significance of flowers and how it beautifies the world and the environment around us.
President of the Horticultural Society of SVG, Eleanor McMillan pointed out that the horticultural society has secured a Christmas tree to be planted at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and the process is almost complete.
McMillan said there is also a plan to create a garden at the back of the Old Public Library where persons can enjoy it at their leisure. The Horticultural Exhibition formed part of the “Renewal at 40”.
The three day event, the first under the patronage of the Governor General, was staged to celebrate all things bright and beautiful in Flora and Fauna in SVG and also to create awareness among Vincentians as to the purpose of the Horticultural Society and how interested Vincentians can get involved.