History of the Society

The Horticultural Society of Grenada was formed in 1994 by a group of horticultural enthusiasts, who in 1991 had staged a wonderful Flower and Garden Show as part of the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Anglican High School.

The Group was led by a Grenadian who lived abroad for several years who was the first President. The Society is now managed by an Executive Committee elected every two years at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in April. These persons are all volunteers.

The Society’s main objective is the dissemination of knowledge in the cultivation and appreciation of plants, in a friendly and interactive manner.

Since its inception the Society’s main activity has been its Biennial Flower and Garden Show, which is always well attended by citizens and visitors. In addition we have mounted displays at the Orchid Circle Shows which were very well received.

We have put on various workshops over the years. These have covered The Living Art of Bonsai, flower-arranging, pests and diseases, pruning, backyard gardening, medicinal herbs, water gardening and pond care, fruit cultivation, orchid growing and many more.

In June 2001 several members journeyed to Trinidad to take part in the Trinidad and Tobago Horticultural Society’s Show ‘Leisure and Pleasure’. We received good reviews and a Silver Award for our display which included a wide variety of local flowers, craft, fruits & rum.

The Society played a leading role in Grenada's early participation at the Chelsea Flower Show when the Exhibit was mounted by the OECS. Although no longer in the forefront we continue to contribute financially and our members donate blooms and plant material on an annual basis.

Members are also involved in the collection and careful packaging of some blooms and foliage which are transported to London via British Airways.

In addition, one of our members has been participating in the successful staging of the Grenada at Chelsea exhibit for many years.

Several of our members have served on the Beautification Committee of the previous administration and we continue to seek ways to contribute to the enhancement and preservation of the environment.