Garden Festival celebrates 20th
IT’S BEEN ANOTHER labour of love for organisers of the annual St Peter’s Parish Church Garden Festival.
This year the theme of the show, in its
20th year, is Alleluia, Alleluia, with each floral arrangement named after hymns.
About 30 Barbadian and five international arrangers lit up the Speightstown church with more than 50 arrangements made up of bright, colourful flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables. Among the displays were also fake peacocks and wooden, hand-painted musical notes, which went well with the theme.
Some of the flowers came from as far as Holland and South Africa.
A year ago
Lead arranger David Yearwood said they came up with the theme over a year ago, but the physical work only started recently.
“Work started here in November when the guy who does the woodwork, started cutting out the notes. From around, and right after, that we started to work on the painting. And the bulk of the work is in the painting and that takes a lot of time, because you sometimes have to put three and four coats on some of the items,” he explained.
The festival, which was launched on Friday, ends today.
On Saturday, hundreds of patrons were also treated to performances by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band and Holetown Harmonites Steel Orchestra as they ate and mingled on the church grounds.
Rector, Canon Peter Haynes, said while there could always be improvements to the annual festival, he was pleased with the turnout. (TG)
THE ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE BAND entertaining patrons.
MERINDA DAVIS flew in from New York to attend the annual flower show. she admires an arrangement done by Julie Alleyne.