Best in Show – Cactus by Jasmin Richardson.
ANGUILLA–The Anguilla Beautification Club held its twentieth annual Flower and Garden Show on the grounds of the historic Wallblake House in the Valley, on Saturday, February 23, under the moniker “The Magic of Nature’s Resilience.” Due to Hurricane Irma, the garden show was not held in 2018. The opening ribbon was cut by Salome Lake, daughter of the late Albert Lake who was a trustee and strong supporter of the Club.
Many Anguillians viewed the floral displays submitted by category for judging, stopping often to appreciate the magic of nature’s beauty and its recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Irma. Visitors were able to purchase plants and other offerings for sale at a variety of booths scattered around the grounds.
The floral and flower display arrangement judged included: flowers picked in Anguilla and arrangements of foliage without flowers. Janice Richardson won first place in both categories. Other winners included Aliethia Richardson, Cloe Webster, Rhonda Lewis, Lynette Webster-Gumbs, Avon Carty and the Flower Friends, each taking first place in a variety of additional adult categories. Sekani Reid and Cayleah Fleming each took first place in the junior categories. The Best in Show award was won by Jasmine Richardson, Best Vegetable Garden-Home was won by Irma Carty-Nanton and Lynette Webster-Gumbs won first place for Best Home Garden Competition.
The Anguilla Beautification Club started in 1995 under the encouragement and patronage of Lydia Shave, wife of a former governor who had an interest in gardening. Prior to the start of the Flower and Garden Show, the club’s activities included planting trees along Princess Alexandra Road, in schoolyards and roundabouts and placing various trees in honour of notable individuals such as Mother Theresa and Princess Diana. Although membership numbers have decreased in recent years, current members remain an active and dedicated group.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85538-anguilla-holds-its-annual-flower-and-garden-show