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Barbados wins another Gold at Chelsea

Barbados has won another Gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show— its third Gold in a row and latest in a successful record of a total of 18 Golds, nine Silver-Gilt and one Silver in its 28 consecutive years at the London show.

The theme for the 2016 exhibit, This Place Barbados, in a year when Barbados celebrates 50 years as an independent nation, vividly depicts the shape and topography of the island, complete with the country’s 11 parishes, each one represented by different flowers and foliage, surrounded by several quintessential natural features and attractions.


From the vibrant colours of Bridgetown Market and the Oistins fishing village in the south, to the swaying sugar cane and golden rum of St Lucy in the north, visitors to the exhibit can enjoy a visual trip around Barbados that magically reveals the magnificent underground splendour of Harrison’s Cave and the lush botanical gardens found within the fertile tropical interior, including Orchid World, Andromeda, Flower Forest and Hunte’s Gardens.

BHS_Chelsea2016-4To recreate the exquisite beauty of their homeland, the team from the Barbados Horticultural Society took with them 72 large packing cases containing a vast array of colourful blooms and foliage of all hues, shapes, sizes and textures.

This year, the Barbados Association of Flower Arrangers, ably represented by Rev. Dr. Wayne Ramsey and Jacqui Ferdinand,also enjoyed remarkable success by winning a Silver Medal in the Sculpture in the Garden section of the show with their beautiful entry entitled Under the Waves.

10 Responses to Barbados wins another Gold at Chelsea

  1. Deborah Small
    Deborah Small May 24, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Well done Team Barbados…way to go!

  2. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer May 24, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Josée Laplante… 🙂

  3. Andrew Rudder May 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Hip Hip Horay ! You took care of them all through the year and now they have blessed your hearts by bringing you gold!. To the Barbados Horticultural Society “Honors to you; you have strived for international excellence and you pulled it off “! One great effort you have all played was , keeping your plants desease free and we all love that! Here’s to another year of innovation at its best!

  4. Icilma Bushell
    Icilma Bushell May 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Great news. Congrats team Barbados

  5. Malina Juvi
    Malina Juvi May 24, 2016 at 10:21 am


  6. Nathaniel Samuels May 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

    You have represented us proudly year after year and it is now time to get real official recognition. Well done again.

  7. Sheila McIntosh May 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations to Barbados for getting an ward,what is the prize of the award, monetary funds to the schools or university so that the money cango to a course for children of Barbados decent e.g black children,as the British people are behind this Chelsea show,I barbadians should find out what type of award hope if it is monetary that it is not in the pockets of the British horticulturists from England.

  8. Michael Alleyne May 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    What another outstanding performance. Barbados takes pride of place among the big guns. So proud of you folks. You and your work MUST be showcased and fittingly rewarded. Congrats again!!

  9. Sheron Inniss May 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Way to go. Congratualations

  10. Earlyn Shuffler May 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Congratulations to the Barbados Team.
    Another job well done …. displaying the great creativity, subject knowledge and project management of the Barbados Team, which has allowed them to win gold medals so often.


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