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A market scene with two women, cut flowers, plants, ground provisions and fruits will be the highlight of the display by the Jamaica Horticultural Society at the 53rd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, slated for July 30 to August 1 in May Pen, Clarendon.
This year the Jamaica Horticultural Society, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will spearhead the co-ordination of the horticultural display.
Blossom Levene, Chairman of the Jamaica Horticultural Society’s Flower Arrangers Group said, “the Society felt that it was fitting to be involved at this time, because agriculture and horticulture do go hand in hand”.
She said the Society was hoping to acquire all the materials needed for the show, because with the passing of the two hurricanes in quick succession, plant material could be depleted.
Mrs. Levene informed that the exhibits would be up for the entire three days of the show, although the area was known for its heat. “The cut flowers and the other items will be replenished on the Sunday, depending on their condition,” she added.
A wide range of tropical flowers, including anthuriums, heliconias, palms, crotons and pandanus leaves will be showcased, as well as ground provisions such as bananas, yams, Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes.