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Cayman takes gold at Chelsea

22 May, 2009 Cayman Islands’ offering at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show has won a gold medal in the floral category and the President’s Most Creative Award. The Cayman Islands Undersea Reef Garden was created by the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in association with Newington Nurseries. It has already proven to be […]
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Dutch keep seized orchids

By: Norma Connolly 22 January, 2009 Orchids bound for last year’s Chelsea Flower Show that were confiscated by Dutch customs are being housed permanently in a botanical garden in Holland. Dutch prosecutors have ruled that the rare flowers, which were seized in May because the proper importation paperwork had not been filed, be kept at […]
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Cayman Catboat Setting Sail for London

By: Simon Boxall, 20th February, 2008 Plant lovers in the United Kingdom may soon get a first hand look at Cayman Islands traditional sailing vessel the catboat. Mr. Kem Jackson of the Cayman Maritime Heritage Foundation has been building a six foot replica that will form part of a display of Cayman plants that will head […]
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Chelsea Flower Show a triumph for Cayman

27 May, 2008 As Chelsea Flower Show week draws to a close in London this week, the Department of Tourism declared the show a major success for the destination, which exhibited this year for the first time. The Chelsea Flower Show exhibit Photo: Submitted The Heritage Garden, created by the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park […]
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Silver thatch readied for UK

By: Carol Winker06 May, 2008 Staff of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Department of Agriculture worked on Sunday and Monday to prepare the silver thatch tree bound for the Chelsea Flower Show. The first step, which took place on Sunday afternoon, was to wash every bit of soil from its roots because […]
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