Trinidad is home to a vast array of both flora and fauna. This translates into very satisfying gardening for both the amateur hobbyist and the experienced landscape specialist. With clearly defined wet and dry seasons and year-round high humidity, growing most things in Trinidad is a rewarding experience.
The gardens displayed within are an excellent example of the increasing diversity of both traditional ‘country’ gardens and smaller, urban ‘town’ lots. There are quaint cottage gardens characterized by the seemingly random but enchanting mixtures of texture and colour.
But here too is the modern minimalist garden that derives its beauty from form and shape and allows the viewer to appreciate the art of topiary and structured shaping. To all the talented gardeners who agreed to let us share these remarkable gardens, we say thank you.
To you the reader: Enjoy!
Our Objectives are
To bring together garden enthusiasts to share their knowledge, interests and enjoyment of gardening.
To develop programmes to include:
- displays (locally, regionally and internationally)
- preservation of the ecology of our country; and
- dissemination of knowledge
Chartibable Works by The Garden Club of Trinidad
- The restored Tortuga Church
- The TTSPCA
- Living Water Community, Warner Street
- Life Centre, Cascade
- Emperor Valley Zoo
- The Shelter
- Mille Fleurs (The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago)
- Annual bursary to UWI graduate student, Horticulture studies
- The Dyslexia Association
- The Animal Welfare Network
- St. Vincent de Paul Society
- The Girl Guides Association
- Living Water Community Hospice, Vitas House
- Living Water Community, Feeding Programme
- Tablets to Government schools
- Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance
- Fatima College
- Trinidad and Tobago Team – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, UK
- Mustafa Project for dog rescue, rehabilitation and homing
“ The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”
C. Z. Guest