Cayman takes gold at Chelsea

Cayman Islands’ offering at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show has won a gold medal in the floral category and the President’s Most Creative Award.

The Cayman Islands Undersea Reef Garden was created by the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in association with Newington Nurseries. It has already proven to be one of the show’s major attractions for both media and visitors.

‘Everyone in the Cayman Islands should be extraordinarily proud of the country’s achievements here this year. It was always going to be a huge challenge to exceed the success of our debut garden in 2008 but thanks to the tireless efforts and inspiration of all those involved, we have succeeded in doing so. To have achieved a Gold medal was wonderful news; however winning the President’s Most Creative Award was really the icing on the cake,’ said Minister of Tourism Charles E. Clifford earlier this week.

‘This year our achievement has had many dimensions; not only have we showcased our floral and nature product, but we have brought the world class underwater and dive product to the attention of the media and the public on a widespread level, and furthermore we have demonstrated that we are passionate about the environment.’

The Chelsea Flower Show began Tuesday and runs through Saturday. More information can be sourced from www.rhs.org.uk . The Cayman Islands Undersea Reef Garden is in the Grand Pavilion, stand GPE14.

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