Schomburgkia in full bloom
Schomburgkia is a genus of plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae. This genus is named for Richard Schomburgk, a German botanist who explored British Guiana during the 19th century. Species in this genus are either ephiphytic or lithophytic in their growth habit. According to the Royal Horticultural Society Schom. is the official abbreviation for this genus.
The type species Schomburgkia crispa is a large sized, hot growing species found in the tropical areas of Venezuela, Surinam, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.
And as you can see Schomburgkia also grows in our garden in Grenada. On Thursday, 23rd the visitors from the UK were able to see the flowers in full bloom. We had 10 blooms this year of this lovely orchid!
International judges from the USA orchid society were raving about the lone bloom in the Grenada display which won best of show, last year in Barbados.
SAVE One evening of your holiday for TURTLE WATCHING IN GRENADA
For 2012 we expect tours to start around mid April, so please call us or e-mail for details!
1 473 444 1550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read our full description of the tour.
Grenlec Independence Display
Don’t miss Grenlec’s Independence display of tropical flowers. Friday 10th is the last day it is on display.
Alitours our Canadian Partner
Our Canadian partner, Alitours in Canada, has special packages for a fabulous Grenada holiday which includes transfers and tours with Caribbean Horizons. Interested, then book on http://www.alitours.com/and we will be welcoming you to Grenada!
You can download the full brochure at:
Weekly Friday Party 6-10pm at BBC
Superb Light a Beach Party taking place every Friday 6-10pm at BBC.
Click here to listen to the radio add for the Fantazia Beach Party.
If you wonder why everywhere you look you see a sea of red, green and gold, it is because Grenada is celebrating its 38th Anniversary of Independence on 7th February 2012.
The theme this year is “Breaking all barriers, striving for greater achievements under one flag”
There is a lot happening throughout the island, we will just pick a few events:
6th February, St. Andrew
Parish Day – Cultural Fiesta/Cultural
Display/ Fire Works
7th February, 2pm: National Stadium
– Display by fish vendors, fishermen, farmers, tourist vendors, Maypole, Shortknee, Veiux coux, and other traditional mas
– Display of arts and craft
– Military Parade with display of national flag.
7th February, 5pm: Carenage, St. George
Cultural event and Fireworks Display
(Culmination of St. George’s Parish Day )
Enjoy a weekend filled with activities!
This weekend sees the traditional celebration of the Grenada’s work boat regatta off Grand Anse Beach. This event is very popular sailing communities from all the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique compete against each other with their locally built work boats. The boats are all handmade, bright in color with very unique names.
The work boat regatta is part of the Grenada Sailing Festival and a ‘must see’ if you are in Grenada right now.
Tonight is the opening of the 48th Annual Art Show. About 200 pieces from local artists are on display. Go and check it out!
For all who missed the opening or want to see the art work again, the show is open until 28 April.
Check out their website: http://grenadaartscouncil.blogspot.com/ or go to their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grenada-Arts-Council/196365887056194