dinner for the Individual Holidays Garden Group at the Beach House Restaurant.
Pumpkin soup salad or shrimp cocktail, grilled lobster, blackened sword fish, chicken tarragon, coconut ice cream and guava desert were some of the delicious items available.
The group was led by Chelsea designer Suzanne Gaywood and had a great long week filled with fun, garden history and nature of Grenada.
Caribbean Horizons Tours wishes this group bon voyage on Thursday and looks forward to welcoming the second group of garden enthusiasts who arrive today.
Dinner at Beach House
Garden Tour at Smithy’s
visiting Smithy’s Garden with Suzanne Gaywood, Grenada’s designer for Chelsea. Members of the Horticultural Society of Grenada and Trinidad joined the Grenadian Breakfast and Garden Tour with Anne Campbell. Anne Campbell is a Chelsea arranger and owner of. Smithy’s garden, located in Morne Jaloux, St Georges, Grenada.
Fruit and juice from the garden:
Coconut water + jelly, sorrell and passion fruit juice, tea and coffee.
Banana, mango, golden apple, mandarins, pomme granit, watermelon, pawpaw, passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange.
And salt fish souse, scrambled eggs, black pudding, johnny bakes, toast, plum jam and cheese.
Tribute to Kim Henry
Tribute to Kim Henry, a Chelsea Team Member, who passed away far too young, she will be missed greatly!
The flowers in this picture are from the family farm ‘Balthazar Estate’ and were arranged by Tony, a family friend and member of the Trinidad Horticultural Society.
at the 2012 Treasures of the Garden, Home & Garden Show
The team of Smithy’s Garden was successful winning 2 first prizes! Congratulations, well done. We watch out for Kayla when she is old enough for the Chelsea Show!
On Monday 26th November, Smithy’s Garden welcomes Individual Holidays 2012 Garden group accompanied by Grenada’s Chelsea designer Suzanne Gaywood to an early morning garden tour with the added attraction of the group sharing a Grenadian breakfast with Trinidadian judges and VP Elen Radix from the Horticultural Society of Grenada’s Flower and Garden Show. Early morning bird calls will add to the rich experience of tastes, sounds, smell and colours!
Right now the group is setting out to visit Hyde Park Garden and enjoy some sunset drinks with the owners. Afterwards the group will head up to Gouyave for the famous Fish Friday!
Individual Holidays 2012
Individual Holidays 2012
Treasures of the Garden
Kayla at Work
For all the flower and nature lovers there is a great home & garden flower show coming up this weekend.
The show ‘Treasures of the Garden’ is presented by the Horticultural Society of Grenada.
24th November, 10.30am – 6pm
25th November, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Place: Convention Center, Grenada Grand Beach Hotel, Grand Anse
This year Kayla Campbell will participate for Smithy’s Garden. We wish her all the best and good luck!
Kayla is working hard to get her arrangement together!
Watch a video from our garden:
Grenada Spice Island Honey ranked with best in the world
Beekeeper at work
LONDON, England — A panel of expert judges at the UK’s 81st National Honey Show has awarded a Grenadian apiary with the prestigious Silver Star honour for its honey and also awarded that apiary a commendation for the quality of its honey bee wax candles.
Jessamine Eden apiary, located in Grenville Vale St George’s, which is part of the Jessamine Eden Tropical Botanic Garden, received the honours from the English judges during the exhibition and competition, which was attended by leading suppliers, producers and hobbyists at the annual event.
The family-owned and operated apiary has been producing honey for two years and entered the event for the first time in the clear honey category that was open to competitors from around the world.
Beekeeper at work
“While we always believed that our honey was special and the feedback from our patrons was always positive, it is quite another thing to be recognized among the top of the world for the quality of our honey,” said Dr Valma Jessamy of Jessamine Eden Apiary.
Jessamine Eden Apiary practices natural organic beekeeping and only extracts the ripened honey stores from its hives and does not feed the bees any artificial foods.
“Our honey is raw, pure and never heated so that it retains its healing properties with a floral bounty that is easily discerned from the aroma and taste,” said Jessamy, an environmental engineering scientist and co-owner of the award-winning apiary with her husband, attorney Jerry Edwin.
Jessamine Eden Apiary is located in a micro-climate environment with a rich diversity of fruit trees, medicinal plants and wildflowers such as gloricida, cutlet, kakoli, galba, mango, campesh, Moringa (known as the tree of life), Neem, nutmegs, tropical palms, avocado, citrus and local herbs.
According to Jessamy, who is also the president of Grenada’s Beekeeper’s Association, the combination of flora in the Grenville Vale botanic garden represents a vast cross-section of the island’s flora, providing rich pollen and nectar for the bees of their apiary. This abundance of food throughout the year has contributed to healthy bees and a rapid increase of the award winning apiary to over 75 hives in a short time period.
Currently, Jessamine Eden’s honey, bee pollen and value added products are bottled under the Spice Island Honey TM and Eden Botanicals TM labels. They are available at Jessamine Eden Botanic Garden and will soon be on the shelves of the island’s leading supermarket.
Feeling positive about their chances for gold at the National London Honey Show in 2013, this Grenadian apiary plans to once again enter its products and its chances appear excellent for top honours the second time around.
All images courtesy: Jessamine Eden
If you like to get to know more about the Beekeepers in Grenada, we offer a customized tour:
A team from the Orchid Circle went to Trinidad to showcase the work of our Circle at the Annual Orchid Show which took place on Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14th 2012 at the National Academy of Performing Arts “Hotel Lobby”.
The results are as follows:
Our exhibit was entered as an arrangement and got FIRST PRIZE.
Hillary did a corsage and got FIRST PRIZE.
An Arachnis spray sent by Marilyn got THIRD PRIZE.
A Cattleya spray sent by Cecile got THIRD PRIZE.
Well done and congratulations to the team.
Smithy’s orchids have been used for the display!
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Book our half day garden tour and get some insider knowledge.
Are these two plants related? Do you know their names?
Blooms from these plants are used in the team Grenada’s exhibits at the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
Do you know what type of root systems these plants have?
What makes these blooms appear on their respective plants?
Suzanne Gaywood team designer arrives in Grenada today in advance of the visitors for the Grenada Garden Tour which starts on November 22nd.
There’s still time to book the second week of the tour with Individual Holidays!