Work begins on Children’s Garden

| 13/12/2018
CNS Local Life

Architect John Doak’s rendering of the planned education centre

(CNS Local Life) UPDATED: Work has begun on the Rotary Education Centre which is part of the Children’s Garden, the newest attraction planned at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, with the project aided by a new cash injection approved by Cabinet. The centre will take about 12 weeks to build and is the first stage of the garden, which is scheduled to be completed next year.

Patrick Thompson, director of the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB), manager of the park, said Cabinet recently approved an equity injection of $100K for the project. “This underlines the commitment of the government in seeing this project come to fruition and makes this truly a remarkable public–private partnership,” Thompson said, adding he was “delighted” with the progress of the project and noting the support of the private sector.

The construction also coincides with the park’s 25th anniversary, said the press release. John Lawrus, general manager of the Botanic Park, thanked companies, associations and individuals for their donations to the garden.

The educational facility is the result of a combined effort of all the Rotary Clubs in the Cayman Islands. “This project is a great display of community partnership,” said Lawrus, in the press release. “We are so grateful for the community of the Rotary Clubs in the Cayman Islands joining forces that will positively impact our environmental education for our youth and beyond.”

The Children’s Garden, once completed, will include among its many features a grow zone, sensory garden, observation tower, maze, discovery pond, splash pad, lawn and tunnel area.

For more information or to offer support email John Lawrus

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