I was lucky enough to be able to visit Barbados last month for the 12th World Show which was held at the LLoyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown. I visited on the first open day, although the venue was well air conditioned to keep the flowers in good condition for longer. As you went in, the entrance foyer was filled with huge international honorary exhibits – over 25 different countries were represented and many had used flowers in the colour of their national flag. The rest of the venue was filled with competitive entries in 25 classes – there were some wonderful arrangements and lots of exotic flowers and foliage that we rarely see here in the UK.
In the evening I attended a fantastic demonstration from 2 great guys, Dr Solomon Leong from Hong Kong and Craig Bullock from the UK who together filled the stage with a striking display of arrangements. I took lots of photographs and a small selection of them are below.
We welcomed Jenni this month with her presentation of ‘Wind in the Willows’. We probably expected designs representing parts of the well known story and although this was regularly referred to the presentation was based around interesting and very different willow containers.
As usual, we saw a wide variety of flowers and plant material being used to create varied designs – many of which included lots of ‘sticks’ – a love of Jenni’s.
Together with a very entertaining and interesting commentary including tales of the World Show in Barbados we had a very enjoyable evening.
Just a few pictures are included – thank you Jenni.
Committee members visited Wootton 55 club last week and talked a little about the history and activities of the society. They also presented a short demonstration entitled Summer and Gardens. This was very well received by members.Thank you to Sandra and Lynda for all their hard work and giving up their time.