Roseau, Dominica: Dominica is all set to host “Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair” from May 27th–30th, 2023 under the theme- “50 years and still blooming.”. The tourism authority is in full preparation mode for staging the show as this will be the 50th edition of the flower show since it inception in 1973.
One of the founding members of the flower Elizabeth Alfred is happy to see the 50th edition of the show. She said that they are ready to host this year’s Edition as the flower show Market is here, they expect them to view the floral arrangements.
Along with that, Alfred mentioned,”We have the market part of it where plants will be on sale. When we started the first year all we had were flower show at the schoolyard and we have grown scenes that we have a permanent site now for the for the flower show. So the grounds are very beautiful I must say although we are struggling the weather condition but I think these are very beautiful. I think we are ready and when you look around you can see the ground is already ready because we have a full NEP group.”
The show is set to begin on May 27th and will run until Tuesday May 30. Outlining the schedule, Alfred said that the show will start on the 27th with the official opening at 10 o’clock at the Chapel and the church helped them a lot. She stated that they used to use the church building and received a lot of support from church committee as at one time coordinated the flower show.
She said that the opening of the flower show is followed by the union of the show which will be opened on Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday at 11 o’clock every day up to eight o’clock in the night.
Mary Benjamin who is also a councilor and a member of the Giraudel-Eggleston group also asserted that the preparation works are progressing smoothly. She said,”I’m doing all the painting, all the tires and the hall also these pencil and after that I want to power wash. So everything is going good like last year and we are expecting a huge turnout like last year. People want to get the flowers, people want to visit the garden so many things, I think it’s going to be a big turnout compared to last year.”
Meanwhile Member of Parliament for the Roseau South constituency Chekria Lockhart Hypolite commended the flower growers group for its work over the years. Outlining the theme, she said that the theme this year is 50 years and blooming and she gave kudos and extended thank to the members of the flower growers group who have been working tirelessly over the years to protect that industry.
She said that Alfred has been very instrumental in ensuring that with the flower show event is one that is sustainable and so this year they are well on their way to hosting the flower show event which is carded from the 27th to the 30th of May. She also encouraged the patrons to come out and support the event.
“I want to encourage the patrons who love flowers to come and this year they will see the traditional type of flower show where you have the floral arrangements. It will be different from the event that we had last year the Enchanted Garden event and there will be lots of plants on sale. All the people within the community who are involved in flower growing will be on. So you’ll get a wide variety of plants at a reasonable price in regards to the site itself. I think that the NEP together with the flower growers’ group has done a remarkable job in maintaining the site several acres and it’s no easy task to maintain such a site and so they have done a wonderful job. The flowers look really lovely, people can come here and take pictures, “said the parliamentary representative.
Along with that, Ministry of Tourism of Dominica also invited the patrons to come and make the show successful. It added,” Guess what? Exciting news awaits all flower enthusiasts and nature lovers! The highly anticipated Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair is on this year from May 27th–30th, 2023.”
It added that gather with the entire family for an enchanting experience. 50 Years and still blooming. The flower show site will leave the tourists mesmerized as they immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.