Roseau, Dominica – May 23, 2023, The Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Growers Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary of the Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair carded for May 27– 30,2023, under the theme ‘Still Blooming’.
The Flower Show and Market Fair has been an exquisite floricultural tradition of the twin communities of Giraudel
and Eggleston since 1973 and is renowned for its profusion of exotic floral displays, gardening and landscaping, and
retail exhibition of their harvest. The vibrant and colorful festival made a comeback last year following Hurricane
Maria and is intended this year to attract flower and plant enthusiasts from across the region and generate income for the stakeholders and community.
The activity will be launched on Saturday, May 27, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel in Giraudel, with Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica delivering the feature address. The Honorable Denise Charles, Minister for Tourism, and Mrs. Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South constituency will also deliver brief remarks.
The show will feature florists, flower designers, exotic plant growers, gardeners, and landscapers from the twin communities; with additional highlights such as a floral exhibition and sale, entertainment, and local cuisine. Adult admission costs 20 Eastern Caribbean Dollars, while admission is free for children under 12 years old.
The Discover Dominica Authority welcomes the return of the flower show and invites patrons to visit the picturesque villages and support community tourism at its best.
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Oh, wow. My grandmother loves flower shows. (So did the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey!)
Entry fee is too high – if they want people to buy plants and food.
$20.00 is to high for a flower show? De amount of work, effort and cost to pull this off and you crying over $20.00.
Dominicans paying more than that for carnival costumes and don’t bat an eyelash. Everything cannot be free. 🙄🙄🙄
When the Prime Minister boast about how much he has given to the Flower Show organisation – as he did during his opening speech – it doesn’t seem too much to ask for entry to be free when patrons would like to spend money on plants and flowers. Bear in mind also that last year, the entry fee was only $5. That’s quite a jump and – despite what you say about costumes – people have to spend money on gas to drive all the way up to Giraudel.
Dey buy gas to go to sewo anywhere on the island, plus buying drinks, eats etc. $20.00 is not to much to ask. Just because it was sponsored in part doesn’t mean a fee can’t be charged.