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Taste of the tropics in the Great Pavilion

If you love exotic plants, watch out for the Great Pavilion's Tropical Paradise display by Suzanne Gaywood MBE.

Visitors to the Great Pavilion can enjoy a taste of the tropics in the form of a colourful display by Suzanne Gaywood MBE.

Suzanne, whose team has won nine Chelsea Golds at previous shows, will be bringing the scents and colours of the Caribbean island of Grenada to her 2012 Tropical Paradise exhibit.

Each year since 1998 Suzanne has taken her inspirations from the Grenadian beaches, gardens and forests, and returned this year from a visit with plenty of fresh ideas.

She said: “Legend has it that if you push a stick into the ground anywhere on the island of Grenada, it will grow. This is due to the fertile soil, plentiful rainfall and perfect climate in which spice trees grow in abundance alongside tropical and subtropical plants of every description.”

Watch out for heliconias, gingers, musas, anthuriums, orchids and other rain forest plants adorning a rustic circular structure in the Great Pavilion in an explosion of colour and scent.

The Grenada – Suzanne Gaywood exhibit can be seen at GPB/11.