Creole brunch and tea party among highlights of Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show ‘Enchanted Garden’ event

Following a six-year hiatus, the popular Giraudel-Eggleston Annual Flower Show/Market Fair has made a grand return on the 2.6 acres of botanic land which has now become the permanent home for the flower show/market fair.

According to the organisers, a series of activities will form part of the three-day event including a local creole brunch today -Saturday, May 28 starting at 11 am and a garden tea party tomorrow from 11 am.

The Flower Show site at Giraudel which has been upgraded to create an ‘Enchanted Garden Event’  was officially opened to patrons yesterday evening with an official launch at the Giraudel Primary School and a parade leading to the site.

A daily feature will be a Market Fair on the Flower Show Site in Giraudel and the Heritage Site in Eggleston and other designated areas along the roadside where various products made in the communities will be showcased and sold in and around the site.

Patrons will also be treated to local snacks and cuisines, a photo booth music from local artists and DJs, an enchanted house, plant sales, an educational section on agriculture as well as a petting zoo.

Member of Parliament for the Roseau South Constituency, Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, has said that the enchanted garden flower show represents a revitalization of community tradition and serves as a prelude to the reintroduction of the national flower show in October 2022.

Following a site visit led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Lockhart-Hypolite earlier this year,  the Government of Dominica pledged a yearly subvention of EC$100,000 to the committee to maintain the flower garden.

The Prime Minister gave a pledge of $15,000 to the organising committee for the purchase of seedlings and other necessary equipment.

Entrance into the event is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

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4 Comments

  1. May 30, 2022

    It would have been helpful if dno had advised its readers of the event before it took place. It is an event we like to attend but were unaware of it. Now we have missed it. Thanks dno.

  2. May 29, 2022

    Good for you my people! I pray for success in all your works on behalf of our Village. And be sure to use the financial contribution, which the Government has pledged to give to you; all for the benefit of promoting our Community–Giraudel/Egliston–and the beauty it has to offer, both in Nature and us the people. You all are always on my mind in the name of our Lord Jesus.

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    • Robby
      June 1, 2022

      You didn’t go to visit? Sorry, I forgot you can only go to Dominica at election time when the flight is free courtesy of your political master.

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  3. Lest we forget
    May 28, 2022

    Amongst all this we must not forget the generous land owner who let the committee hsve the land at a very very low price. We must not be malobligant.

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