SMITHY’S GARDEN Grenada
Set on almost two acres of gently sloping grounds this garden is located one mile from Historic Fort Frederick on Morne Jaloux ridge. The family home which was built in the early 1950’s divides the garden into two, an “old’ and “new” garden. Started in the late 1950’s by Cynthia “Smithy” McIntyre this garden has developed over the years and seen extensive planting after the passage of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Smithy’s Garden has been featured by the BBC. Click here to view the video.
Today Smithy’s has an almost wild feel and there is a wide variety of plants to see – there is an abundance of flowers and foliage as well as an orchard of fruit trees. Some of the anthurium lilies are Smithy’s own pollination and her daughter Anne has added a wide selection of orchids to the garden. At different time of the year the garden produces mouthwatering pineapples, plums and mangoes as well as breadfruit and seasonings. The garden is self-supporting, providing all the foliage, orchids and the majority of blooms used by Anne and her daughter Claire for their floral creations (Anne’s Florals). Tours of the garden can be booked through Caribbean Horizons or by contacting Anne directly.
Tel: 1 473 444 1555
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Visitors will find that both Anne as well as Head Gardener Edwin give and interesting tour of the garden laced with insights into the day to day care of growing rainforest as well as deciduous plants in a tropical climate and on an island where water shortages as well as hurricanes are just some of a gardener’s recurrent nightmares. Guests can look forward to refreshments on the veranda after the tour.
Just to say how very much we enjoyed looking round your wonderful garden last month and to thank you for your hospitality.
We know you are very proud to be looking after and developing a garden which your mother started some sixty years ago, and letting others see and enjoy it too. We can’t remember many of the names but it was being there and taking in the atmosphere of the garden which was magical to us in the Grenadian heat.
Richard and Petty
PURE GRENADA, THE SPICE OF THE CARIBBEAN SETS SIGHTS ON 15TH CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GOLD MEDAL
The GTA Supports Team Grenada’s 2019 Campaign
St. George’s, Grenada – 5th February, 2019 – The Grenada Chelsea Flower Show Team has set their sights on a 15th gold medal at the 2019 event confident that their design will once again amaze the judges. In strong support of the team’s effort, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and lead designer Mrs. Catherine John today signed an agreement cementing the GTA’s major sponsorship this year for the event held from May 21 – 25, 2019.
Following the signing of the agreement, GTA Chief Executive Officer Patricia Maher said, We are so proud of the efforts of the Grenada Team in producing excellent displays year after year and winning 14 gold medals to date. Not only do they depict our horticultural products to an international audience but they highlight to the world the fact that Pure Grenada is endowed with natural products such as Cinnamon, Coconut, Cocoa and Nutmeg.
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