Monthly Archives: January 2011

Visit from Anthea Guthrie

A Chelsea Designer and Expert in Garden

Anthea Guthrie visiting Smithy's Garden

ANTHEA GUTHRIE a Chelsea Garden designer and Expert for Escorted Garden Tours with Windstar Cruises visited Grenada’s gardens with clients. We also had a group of garden writers from the US & Canada,who too were very impressed with the Grenada’s garden and the hospitality!
When are you visiting our beautiful gardens?

“I loved your garden too, it was a really great day out and much appreciated by my two guests.  I am using the pictures I took in my talk,  they are stunning and also I love the interesting stuff like using coconut shells for mulch – brilliant. One of my guests on a P and O cruise I did after we did the Caribbean one had been to your garden with her husband a couple of years ago and she also was in raphsodies!”

Anthea Guthrie

Grenada Board of Tourism and Ministry of Agriculture

Representatives from the Grenada Board of Tourism and Ministry of Agriculture met with Grenada’s Garden Owners last Friday 20th to discuss benchmarking and ways which would increase product value of each garden for next season’s Garden Tours. Suzann Gaywood who was at the meeting commented that clients would be delighted to see even more of the exotic plants growing in their natural settings and to visit first hand well appointed gardens which contribute to Grenada’s Display at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. The idea of the production of a handbook on Grenada’s Gardens was also discussed.

Writers Visiting Smithy’s Garden

Dear Anne,
It was a delightful morning spent at Smithy’s Garden when our group of writers visited earlier this month. I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed myself and the chance to meet and learn from you. Smith’s is an inspiring garden wonderland! I am reliving my time spent there as I look at my photos and try to identify your amazing plant collection – wow! We all came home with sorrel seeds because we want to grow our own fruit to make drinks like you served us! With me luck in my Seattle garden! I hope to visit again, many thanks, Debra Prinzing.