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Exotic displays bring life to Clarendon Horticulture Show

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
A beautiful creation of the national flag using chrysanthemums.
A chrysanthemum-inspired crococdile on display at the Clarendon Horticulture Show.

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

THE CLARENDON Horticulture Society hosted its 42nd anniversary and annual flower show at the Denbigh Agricultural Show Grounds in Clarendon in celebration of Jamaica's 50th year as an independent nation.

The show was held under the theme 'A Salute to Jamaica'.

Immediate past president of the Clarendon Horticulture Society, Dorothy Johnston, said the Clarendon chapter of the Jamaica Horticulture Society was started some 42 years ago by Phyllis Hervin. It staged its first flower show one year later, in 1971, at the St Thomas Catholic Church in May Pen before moving to the St Gabriel Anglican Church. However, the show has made the Denbigh Agriculture Showgrounds its home for the last five years.

Prizes were awarded for the best garden in three categories: small, medium, and large gardens. Several exotic flowers were also on display at the two-day event.

- Horace Fisher