Burst of colour at Garden Club flower show

Avid gardeners Oswald Thomas, 80, and wife Myrtle attend the event.

Visitors attending Garden Club of Grand Cayman horticultural and flower exhibition, including the club’s patron Elisabeth Roper, the governor’s wife, were impressed with the many designs and floral blooms on display.

The exhibition, which included floral and natural material designs, amateur photography, horticulture and children’s designs, was held at Jasmine Villa on West Bay Road on Friday and Saturday.

Garden Club president Berna Cummins announced a number of winners in the various categories. “Everyone did a wonderful job, including the children,” said Cummins.

“For all the individuals that helped, thank you,” she said.

She identified a number of plants on display for the governor’s wife. “This is periwinkle, mutton pepper, jump up and kiss me, spider lily, and the gorgeous bougainvillaeas,” Cummins observed, as she made her way around the displays.

Garden Club vice president Deanna Lookloy said the recently opened Jasmine Villa, which houses hospice patients and offers palliative care, was a good size to display the many flowers and designs that were exhibited.

“It is a lovely venue, lots of space to spread out all the plants,” she said. “My favourite is the potted plants.”

The club’s chairwoman Ora Hollebon thanked everyone for attending, especially the sponsors.

“This our first horticultural and floral exhibition at the Jasmine centre, and we are hoping there will be another one further on down the road,” she said.

Emily Seymour, a long-time member of the Garden Club, said she was happy to be a part of something so beautiful. The club was founded in 1957, and Seymour joined in 1959.

In the design category, the theme was ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, while the theme of the photography category was ‘Visions of Cayman’, with entries displaying many beautiful Cayman Islands scenes. The horticulture category’s theme was ‘The Beauty of Cayman’, and the theme of the children’s designs was ‘Recycling’.