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Written by Ria Murray

1) GTA Chairman, Brenda Hood presents lead designer Catherine John with special award

The Grenada Chelsea Flower Show Team has set its sights on a 15th gold medal at the 2019 event confident that their design will once again amaze the judges. In strong support of the team’s effort, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and lead designer Mrs. Catherine John today signed an agreement cementing the GTA’s major sponsorship this year for the event which will be held from May 21 – 25, 2019.

Following the signing of the agreement, GTA Chief Executive Officer Patricia Maher said, “We are so proud of the efforts of the Grenada Team in producing excellent displays year after year and winning 14 gold medals to date. Not only do they depict our horticultural products to an international audience but they highlight to the world the fact that Pure Grenada is endowed with natural products such as Cinnamon, Coconut, Cocoa and Nutmeg.”

In 2018, the team produced the gold medal winning display, ’Grenada – The Road to Success’, a depiction of the island’s iconic historic symbol – the board bus, uniting Grenadians in the memory of travelling by open-sided bus to and from St George’s.  Mrs. John and her team are looking forward to producing an equally intriguing display this year.

“We always try to tell a story about Grenada’s beauty, history and rich culture. We are excited about the display this year,” she said.

GTA Marketing Executive for the UK Renee Moses; GTA’s CEO Patricia Maher; Grenada Chelsea Flower Show lead designer, Catherine John; GTA Chairman, Brenda Hood; GTA Product Development and Research Manager, Kirl Hoschtialek; and GTA Marketing Manager, Francine Stewart

Also present for the signing of the agreement was GTA Chairman Mrs. Brenda Hood. She congratulated Team Grenada for their excellent work over the years and presented Mrs. John with a beautifully hand crafted nutmeg award for her years of service as the lead designer. She also mentioned the wonderful selection of garden tours available to visitors now who wish to explore the island’s natural beauty.

To top off the signing, GTA CEO Maher presented Mrs. John with a Tourism Ambassador’s pin, a token given to citizens who exemplify tourism excellence and represent Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an unrivaled world stage and continues to play a prominent role in enticing visitors to Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean where they are free to wonder at our abundant natural beauty and exquisite gardens.

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