Caymen Islands wins two golds at Chelsea Flower Show

Gardeners used to tending plants in their greenhouses may not normally associate the Caymen Islands with horticultural brilliance, but the Royal Horticultural Society has recognised its tourism body for just that.

The department for tourism has been awarded two gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show for its Undersea Reef Garden.

Created by the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and Newington Nurseries, the display took the top prize in the floral category and was also given the Presidents Most Creative Award.

"Everyone in the Cayman Islands should be extraordinarily proud of the countrys achievements here this year," explained minister of tourism Charles E Clifford.

He added that winning the presidents prize was the "icing on the cake".

Chelsea Flower Show regulars may not have been surprised to find the islands represented at the event, after the tourist body enjoyed a successful debut in 2008.

Meanwhile, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh yesterday (May 21st) held a tapping out ceremony for its new visitor centre.