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BARBADOS: WINS 20TH GOLD AT CHELSEA

The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) has copped its 20th gold medal at the just concluded prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London.

The exciting news broke yesterday that Barbados now has under its belt a total of 20 Gold medals, 11 Silver-Gilt and one Silver over the course of 35 years at the Chelsea Flower Show, over a remarkable 32 consecutive appearances.

In a press statement issued yesterday, it was noted that the high standard of the flowers and foliage used this year were exceptional, a remarkable feat given the recent dry spell in Barbados.

Led by co-ordinator Shirley-Ann Howell, this year’s team comprised Jenny Weetch, Reverend Wayne Ramsey, Jacqui Ferdinand, Sally Miller, Julie Alleyne, Etwyn Humphrey, Trevor Hunte and Orson Daisley, with Keith Miller assisting with PR and media work. The team was ably supported by a small army of volunteers working diligently behind the scenes.

“The outstandingly high level of success consistently achieved by the Barbados Horticultural Society would be commendable at any level of competition, but it is truly exceptional in the case of Chelsea, which is widely regarded as the Olympics of the horticultural world with the highest and most demanding standards,” said the Miller.

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