Dominica Update

The Giraudel – Eggleston Flower Show Celebrates 50 Years

The Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Growers Group, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, presented the 50th Anniversary of the Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair which ran from May 27th – 30th, 2023, under the theme ‘Still Blooming’.

The Flower Show and Market Fair has been an exquisite floricultural tradition of the twin communities of Giraudel and Eggleston since 1973 and is renowned for its profusion of exotic floral displays, gardening and landscaping, and retail exhibition of their harvest. The vibrant and colorful festival made a comeback last year following Hurricane Maria and this year attracted flower and plant enthusiasts from across the region, generating income for the stakeholders and community.

The activity was launched on Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 am at the Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel in Giraudel, with Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica delivering the feature address. Ms. Denise Charles, Minister for Tourism, and Mrs. Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South constituency also delivered brief remarks.

The show featured florists, flower designers, exotic plant growers, gardeners, and landscapers from the twin communities; with additional highlights such as a floral exhibition and sale, entertainment, and local cuisine.

The Discover Dominica Authority welcomed the return of the flower show and invited patrons to visit the picturesque villages and support community tourism at its best.