The Malta Horticultural Society presents ...

The 111th Annual Great Spring Show!

The Malta Horticultural Society proudly presents its Annual Great Spring Show!

In its 111th year, this fantastic show is a fun family event and will span over the weekend of the 17th and the 18th of May 2014.

Gaze in awe at the hundreds of stunning flower arrangements all made with care, creativity and passion from society members.

The flower arrangements on display during the festival are truly works of art!

During the show, visitors will also have the chance to see local fruit and vegetable displays as well as delicious homemade preserves.


Impressive entries for the 2011 Spring Show


Local honey and olive oil will also be on display. If you love hand crafts, you'll also be able to follow and admire various demonstrations on local crafts during the show!


Gorgeous flower arrangements on display at the 2010 show


Visitors to the Maltese Islands enjoy this lovely show because here they have the chance to see and appreciate another “side” of Malta.

San Anton Gardens are one of the most beautiful public gardens on the Maltese Islands. Visitors love to wander through the lovely walkways and admire the many sculptures, fountains and ponds that adorn these gardens. In these gardens, you can also see countless numbers of trees and flowers from around the world!


Past exhibits and winning entries at the Great Spring Show

From left to right: Malta's Prime Minister admiring one of the 2010 exhibits, Ms Elaine Middleton - Gold Medal Winner in the Chelsea Flower Show 2009 and Ms Sheila Bishop - President of the Fairway Flower Arrangement Society


What else happens during the Great Spring Show?

The Great Spring Show is a true celebration of nature, colours and life.

Special guest for the show this year, is Japanese florist Profs Riho Miyamoto who specializes in IKEBANA.

Live entertainment will be provided during the show and food and drink and other commercial outlets will be available in the gardens.

To make the whole experience even more magical, during the show the San Anton Gardens will be illuminated!

Sunday 18th of May will see the culmination of the Great Annual Spring Show with the prize giving ceremony at 19.00hrs.

FULL PROGRAMME OF THIS WONDERFUL EVENT

In the palace square

Saturday 17th May 2014

3.00p.m. till 3.30p.m. Bee Keeping demonstration – Mr Arnold Grech

3.30p.m. till 4.00p.m. Attard Scout Group Band

4.00p.m. till 6.00p.m. Malta Police Jazz Band

5.00p.m. Official opening of the Show by the Hon Leo Brincat, Minister For Sustainable development, the Environment and Climate Change.

6.00p.m. till 7.00p.m. Xghajra Scouts Pipes & Drums

7.00p.m. till 7.20p.m. Ballet – Dance Academy

7.20p.m. till 8.00p.m. Mystic Dancers

8.00p.m. till 8.30p.m. HappyDays Dance Studio

8.30p.m. till 10.00p.m. Sweet Notes School


In a garden path

10.00pm Show closes.

Sunday 18th May 2014

08.00a.m. Show opens.

08.00a.m. till 8.00p.m. Demonstrations by Battlefront Living History Group Malta

09.00a.m. Thanksgiving Mass at San Anton Palace Chapel

09.30a.m till 7.00p.m. Grafting and Budding of fruit trees demonstration by Mr Vince Schembri.

10.00a.m. till 10.30a.m. Bee Keeping demonstration – Mr Arnold Grech

10.45a.m. till 11.00a.m. Dance College Studio

11.00a.m. till 12.00a.m. Demonstration on Ikebana Flower Arrangements (Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō) by Florist-Professor and Master Ms Riho Miyamoto and Director of Japanese Ikebana school of 'Koryu Toyo-Kai' in Tokyo-Japan.

11.00a.m. till 11.20a.m. Pauleen’s Dance Studio

11.20a.m. till 12.15p.m. Malta Police Dog Show

12.15p.m. till 2.00p.m. Ta’ Seguna Folk Band Group and Ta' Sinnet Flok Dance Group – (from Gozo)

2.00p.m. till 2.45p.m. Lellux ma kullimkien - Letteratura u Djaletti

2.45p.m. till 3.30p.m. Caramella Bellydance Malta

3.30p.m. till 4.30p.m. Artemocion of Corinne Turner

4.30p.m. till 5.00p.m. The Malta Drama Centre (Flamenco Dance)

5.00p.m. till 6.00p.m. Musical programme by Soçjeta’ Muzikali La Stella Levantina, Banda Santa Marija – Attard

6.00p.m. till 6.55p.m. Bellydance and the Fringe Benefits International Dance Co

7.00p.m. Presentation of Prizes by H.E. President of Malta Dr. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca assisted by Hon Roderick Galdes Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights.

9.00p.m. Show closes. DEMONSTRATIONS OF VARIOUS CRAFTS WILL BE GIVEN NON STOP DURING THE SHOW ON BOTH DAYS.


Don't miss the 2014 Great Spring Show!

Date: 17th and 18th of May 2014.

Opening Times: 17th of May - Opens from 14.00hrs till 22.00hrs. 18th of May - Opens from 08.00 hrs till 21.00 hrs.

Entrance Fee: 2 Euros (Children under 12 enter FREE).

Venue: San Anton Palace and Gardens - Attard.

Contact: For more information on the Great Spring Show, please visit www.themaltahorticulturesociety.webs.com/ or contact Mr. Gabriel Ebejer at hortmalta@gmail.com.





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