The Garden Club recently had a Garden Competition open to all members. The competition was divided into three categories - Large gardens, Medium Gardens and Small Gardens.  Here are the winners of theLarge and Medium Garden categories.

LARGE GARDENS -:  1st Sandra Solis,  2nd Sandra Carrington,  3rd Sharon Hart

MEDIUM GARDENS -: 1st Simone Taylor, 2nd Jennifer Knaggs, 3rd Linda Paul

Click here to see pictures of each of the 6 gardens. (Click into the pics to enlarge)

Read more: 2015 Garden Competition

The Garden Club of Trinidad extends heartiest  congratulations to Mrs. Marlene Davis and Mrs. Sharon Millar on their recent literary accomplishments.  We are very proud of you both.

Mrs. Marlene Davis, Newspaper Columnist, self-published a selection of her popular newspaper articles about the correct  usage of English in her new book - "Language Matters".

Marlene is also a Communication Consultant conducting courses in:- Business writing skills, Presentation skills, Adult Literacy, Training of Human Resource Instructors, Personal deportment and Proof Reading

 Mrs. Sharon Millar was the Caribbean Regional Winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize  for her book, "The Whale House".

 Sharon also won the Small Axe Literary Competition last year and recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing programme at Lesley University in Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

On Saturday 25th April, members were invited to visit the Lazzari orchid collection, down the islands.

John and Suzy were kind enough to take us all in their boat.  The caretaker showed us around the garden where masses of brilliant bougainvillea bloomed and of course hundreds of spectacular orchids.  Due to the Lazzari's desalination machine he is able to water the orchids every day with a mixture of Superthrive and Jack's Professional Water Soluble fertilizer.

Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Janice and had a slice of delicious chocolate cake. A wonderful day, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. 

Click here to view some photos of the orchids and members enjoying the day. 

The 2014-2015 Executive were awarded gift vouchers as a thank you for their work during the year