Desert rose - Adenium obesum

Desert rose - Adenium obesum

Anne at Chelsea

Pond St Rose Nursery

Orchids, Smithy's Garden

St. Rose Nursery

Anthurium, Smithy's Garden

Sunnyside Garden

Bottle brush at Sunnyside Garden

Costus, Smithy's Garden

Copper in Smithy's Garden

Orchids, Smithy's Garden

Hyde Park Garden

Rainbow Eucalyptus, St Rose Nursery

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Our Grenadian garden tours are constructed by Anne, guest arranger with the Gold Medal Award, Team Grenada at Chelsea 2002. Our cadre of knowledgeable guides, will take you to see "Anne's choice of Gardens." On each garden tour you will see exotic tropical blooms like the buy viagra online without prescription ornamental bananas and giant heliconias as well as Grenada’s Heliconia beharry, in their natural jungle-like setting. You will also have an opportunity to interact over tea or drinks with owners of some of the gardens and you will learn how they work towards supplying, packing and shipping flowers and foliage for Chelsea.

"Anne's choice of gardens" includes some of the following:

  • Hyde Park Garden -Fay shares her passionate enthusiasm for her garden with visitors
  • Bay Gardens - This garden is an education in itself
  • Smithy's Garden - Anne shares her garden and Chelsea experiences with you.
  • Balthazar Estate - Largest commercial garden and grower of giant heliconias
  • Tower House Garden - Take a step back in time in this garden
  • St. Rose Nurseries - Largest nursery - supplying unique garden plants
  • Gemma's Garden - A warm welcome awaits visitors to this hillside garden
  • Sunny Side Garden - See the Jade Vine in flower and feel Xoya grass underfoot in this garden.
  • Palm Tree Garden – Lawrence has done a good job of this garden and we are pleased to include it in our selection.

Each Grenada garden is chosen for a specific highlight that they exhibit - lush and rambling jungle gardens contrasted with colourful, manicured, landscaped gardens!

For more information on the tanneries and prices, which will depend on number in your party and number of gardens visited please CONTACT US

(Tour participants are advised to wear sensible hiking or walking shoes that have a grid bottom and NOT sandals or slippers on garden tours.)

Grenada and Chelsea History

The Grenada at Chelsea team led first by Suzann Gaywood ( from 1998 – 2014 ) and now led by Cathy John (2015 - ) has staged a Grenada Exhibit at the UK's prestigious Annual Chelsea Flower Show which has successively been awarded Silver, Silver Gilt and numerous Gold medals for their exotic displays of tropical blooms.

Grenada at Chelsea Awards - led by designer Suzanne Gaywood

  • 1998Silver
  • 1999, 2000SSilver-gilt
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005Gold
  • 2006Silver-gilt
  • 2007Gold
  • 2008Silver-gilt
  • 2009, 2010, 2011,2012,2013Gold
  • 2014 Silver-Gilt

Grenada and Chelsea Awards - led by designer Cathy John

  • 2015Gold

If you are already on the island, we invite you to call 444 1555 - Caribbean Horizons will take you to visit  Grenada's Private and public Gardens and Nurseries and you will get to meet many of the owners and growers who contribute plant material for the Grenada at Chelsea Exhibit on an annual basis.

Caribbean Horizons works with Individual Holidays, Kudos Travel and Motmot Travel who feature garden tours in Grenada. If you are in the UK planning your vacation, why not book a Garden Holiday in Grenada in November with UK tour operator Individual Holidays - your guide will be designer Suzanne Gaywood! Click here for more information!

Smithy’s Garden is very proud to be a contributor of orchids every year for the Grenada Exhibit at Chelsea. Click here to view video

Will Giles, the famous writer of the book 'The Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants For Temperate Climates', visited St Rose Nursery of Exotic Plants and tropical delights in Grenada!

Smithy's Garden - "This garden has lots going on in it!" comment made by Suzanne Gaywood, designer for the Grenada at Chelsea exhibit, January 2008. Established during the cheapest price viagra best mid 1950's, the owners of this garden took the opportunity to extend the flowering plants of the garden after the destruction of Hurricane Ivan and to share the informal beauty of the garden with keen enthusiasts. This garden tour is a horticulturalist's delight! Here's what's happening in Smithy's Garden:

Early mornings and late afternoons are noisy with the calls of nesting birds, including beautiful humming birds, doves and the banana quits as well as the black parrot, the Ani. One green crested humming bird that lives in the garden and can usually be found by the generic advair name tulip gingers around 8am! Anne says:- “ He can be quite feisty - yesterday he seemed to have been protecting his dinner.- he was displaying a brilliant green diamond of feathers on his forehead, then I got shown the side view and finally he gave up and flew away to the next bush. The spotted spider orchids are in full flower, as well as the Vandas. Just have to keep watering every day - takes 1.5hours minimum. Water is too precious to use a sprinkler system, we water each plant directly. Thank goodness we are still getting a good supply from the water authority. White Vandas are often brown from the sun and will soon stop blooming altogether. We continue to propagate white and pink ginger lily plants to fill spaces in the boundary hedge - following the plan to extend the flowering shrubs to the top end of the garden. The Rangoon creeper at the bottom entrance to the garden is in full flower and has filled the trellis. Green gates, which were installed at both entrances to the garden, seem to be keeping the plant thieves away. The new dendrobiums are responding well to the fertilizer, which the Orchid Circle brings in to Grenada.

Interested in reading more about Smithy's Garden, click here to check out Smithy's Garden website at

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