This year, GRENLEC’s Lantern Floral Exposition has utilised Grenada’s flora and fauna to create another set of beautiful displays to observe Grenada’s Independence.

Grenada’s 2015 Independence celebration theme is “Moving forward in unity to build a stronger nation”.

Consequently, the Lantern Exposition draws from the Japanese Ikebana tradition that promotes the concept of oneness with nature and that sees each arrangement as alive and unifying nature with humanity.  The artists have chosen to recognise this influence of Japan on a very Grenadian production with the inclusion of two Japanese umbrellas in the largest display.

Varieties of flowers, bamboo, water, sand, spices, vines and branches combine to invite an appreciation of the many bounties that unify Grenada’s people and are a way of life.

GRENLEC collaborates with the Floral Conceptions Team comprised of Catherine John, Hillary McNeilly, June Church and Carol Thomas, while Sherma Mitchell produces the Grenville display.  The exposition provides a vehicle for the Company to celebrate our nation’s independence and has been an annual feature since 2012.

GRENLEC also extends appreciation to Glenn Phillip, Dennis Noel, Fletcher Frank, John Criswick, Cicely Wilkinson, Patsy Mathlin, Paula Burke and Gemma Fleming for their kind contribution of spices, flora and foliage for the displays.