The 4th Martinique International Flower Show
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In Martinique will take place, from 07th to 15th december 2019 , the 4th International Flower Show, one of the most ambitious cultural and tourist rendezvous of the last 30 years for our island. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected over 10 days.
In 1973, at the initiative of Mrs. Emma MONPLAISIR and the Soroptimist club of Fort de France, the 1st International Flower Show of Martinique are held in the Flower Park of Fort-de-France and meet a huge popular success. Six years later, a second meeting of these Flower exhibitions moves to the South of the island. It is the seaside town of Trois-Ilets that hosts the event on the beautiful site of the Parc des Floralies, designed specifically for the occasion. The 3rd Flower Show were held in 1987, still in the grounds of the Parc des Floralies and have had a high attendance rate.
The word “Flower Show”, from the Latin “Floweria”, appeared for the first time in 1842 to designate a Flower exhibition. The concept is inspired by the Roman “Flower games” which are among the oldest games celebrated in Rome in honor of the goddess Flore. Originally, the concept of “Flower Show” is limited to “the exhibition of flowering plants”. Over time, the exhibits have become more complex and elaborate aesthetic and cultural research that transforms the garden into a true work of art.
The 4th Martinique International Flower Show have for major theme: “Martinique, Land of Biodiversity”.
The Territorial Collective of Martinique (CTM) and the Martinique Natural Park (PNM), co-organizers of this major event, intend to renew this international rendezvous, historic in Martinique. The organization of this event under the theme “Martinique, Land of Biodiversities, is fully in the framework of the registration procedure for” Forests and Volcanoes of the Mount Pelee and Pitons North of Martinique “World Heritage UNESCO; a new opportunity to let people know that …. #MartiniqueMerveilleduMonde
With its native name, Madinina, the island of flowers and to give it all its meaning, the PNM wishes to make this Flower highlight, the new start of the horticultural sector of Martinique. Local actors and the various municipalities of Martinique will be able to benefit from its International Flower Show to feed new ambitions for the Martinique hot-water industry; a sector of the future, full of opportunities, offering Martinique the opportunity to be for the Caribbean, a major player among the major horticultural nations.
Mobilized around this event, all the towns labeled or candidates for the “Villes et Villages Fleuris” label will also participate in the International Flower Show of Martinique. They will welcome the many visitors present for the event; the opportunity to show their commitment to respect the environment but especially the place of the plant in the development of public spaces on our territory. Without doubt, the International Flower Show of Martinique will echo the long-standing dynamic with the label “Cities and Villages in Bloom” and will allow local municipalities, the horticultural world, tourism professionals and all the economic players of Martinique to better understand the economic and tourism opportunities of the sector.
Today it is Martinique’s turn to gather the world!
In the Hot spot biodiversity of the Lesser Antilles, Martinique occupies a prominent place. It is at the heart of the biodiversity of the Lesser Antilles. It contains the greatest biodiversity of native and endemic species of trees. But Martinique wants to be more than that, it wants to be a symbol, “The Door” of the horticultural World towards the 6th continent, the Caribbean. She wants to honor the name that her ancestors of Amerindians used to bring her: Madinina, the island of flowers!