For the fifth consecutive year, the Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GRENLEC) has staged its annual Lantern Floral exhibitions celebrating Grenada’s’ Anniversary of Independence.
In declaring the display open to commemorate Grenada’s 42 Anniversary of Independence last week Monday, company employee, Barbara Hobson said, the electricity provider is “honoured to partner with the celebrated floral designers for a fifth year to showcase another significant feature of our national landscape”. “Our forest and flowers are sources of life and wonder for our people and they provide a livelihood for many of our citizens and increasingly attract visitors to our shores”, said Hobson at the event that took place at GRENLEC’s Grand Anse headquarters in St. George’s.
She thanked the designers for their efforts and recognised the members of the team who also participated in producing Grenada’s display at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. The team comprised Catherine John, Hillary McNeilly, Carol Thomas and Roderick Charles, they also created the Bruce Street display.
Cocoa took centre stage on the sister isle through a radiant display choreographed by June Belmar-Church, and the Grenville outlet reveled in a production by Sherma Mitchell.
In congratulating the Floral Conception Team on its success throughout the years, Hobson remarked, “Our Grenada team earned gold at Chelsea for its interpretation of Grenada’s rainforest and we are proud of our association with them”.
According to Catherine John, team leader, the concept was inspired by the splendour of Grenada’s rain forest since it invites the viewer to explore the endless varieties of flowers and plants that are grown locally.
In an interview with THE NEW TODAY following the launch, she said the Grand Anse display, which took “three days to create” is the largest of them all because there is more space in the lobby of the Grand Anse outlet.
John thanked the growers and others who contributed material and time to create the displays.
According to the decorators, the floral display created under the theme “The rain forest,” portrayed peaks and valleys of the forest, which were represented in layers of vibrant flowers, foliage and spices that echo the story of a truly ‘Pure Grenada’, where the abundance of nature inspires someone to stop and take notice.
Manager of Corporate Communications at GRENLEC, Prudence Greenidge said the response from customers throughout the five years have been amazing.
“They are always giving us suggestions, this year it was put some fishes and monkeys et cetera. The customers who come in enjoy it and we have a lot of people who come especially to see it even if they (are) not doing business”, she remarked.