Presentation on theme: "Roseau Link - Botanic Gardens Looking down on Roseau with Botanic Gardens in the foreground - 1905 Making the Botanic Gardens a vital part of Recreation,"— Presentation transcript:
Roseau Link - Botanic Gardens Looking down on Roseau with Botanic Gardens in the foreground - 1905 Making the Botanic Gardens a vital part of Recreation, Education and Tourism once more
NEEDS OF THE Botanic Gardens BOTANIC SECTION Upgrading and replanting: Replacing avenues and plantings. Labeling of trees and re-establish Botanic focus. Visitor Centre for ‘Nature Isle’. INFRASTRUCTURE - SERVICES Public Conveniences. Jogging trail. Children’s playground. Sports and events needs.
Proposal ideas 2004 Play areas Jogging track Childrens playground. Nature Island Centre. National Parks Office Lake
Palm clump 1930s, Stamp 1950s and same site today. An example of replanting that is necessary.
Palm Avenue prior to 1979 and today An example of replanting that is necessary.
The gazebo and drinking fountain 1920s (above) and 1950s (below). The platform is still in place. The gazebo should be rebuilt.
Spectacular exotics such as the Travellers Tree should be increased. Only one has recently been replanted.
Palm varieties have decreased in the gardens, as these pictures show. No Royal Palms have been replanted. There has only been the repetitious planting of Golden Palms and Merrill’s Palms in past decades.
The Botanic Gardens was wrecked by Hurricane David This has been used as an excuse for the state of the Gardens……..but that was 25 years ago.