Tag: Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Prince’s blue encounter leads to donation

Prince’s blue encounter leads to donation

| 10/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has received a donation from Prince Charles for the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. While he and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were visiting the Cayman Islands earlier this year, Prince Charles had an encounter with an iconic blue at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. […]

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Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

Why Botanic Park entrance fee so high?

| 20/08/2019 | 14 Comments

I went to the Botanic Park and was asked to pay $25. Nowhere in the fee schedule is there mention of $25. When I protested that I was a resident and had never paid over $5, I was then charged $5 upon proof. Why the demand for $25? Was this legitimate? And why is the […]

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Tourism Attraction Board staff honoured

Tourism Attraction Board staff honoured

| 11/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) employees were recently recognised for their long service at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Stingray Tourism Awards. Stacy Hurlston and James “Hal” Miller, tour guides at the Pedro St James National Historic Site and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, respectively, were both honoured with a Diamond […]

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It’s blooming time for Cayman’s national flower

It’s blooming time for Cayman’s national flower

| 06/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The wild banana orchid, Cayman’s national flower, is now in bloom but if you don’t make it out to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park within a month or so, the display will be over for another year. The orchid is endemic – found only in the Cayman Islands – and originates […]

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Prince Charles opens schoolhouse in Botanic Park

Prince Charles opens schoolhouse in Botanic Park

| 07/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): During the recent royal visit to the Cayman Islands, on 28 March Prince Charles officially opened the education centre in the planned Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. A partnership between local Rotary clubs and the park, the now officially named Rotary Schoolhouse is the first stage of the […]

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Fun day at Botanic Park continues to grow

Fun day at Botanic Park continues to grow

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park hosted their fifth annual Family Fun Day at the Park, on Sunday, 20 January with more than 1,000 visitors coming out for the event whose aim is to encourage residents to experience all that is offered at the national […]

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Garden Club holding fun day at Botanic Park

Garden Club holding fun day at Botanic Park

| 07/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Garden Club of Grand Cayman is holding its annual Family Fun Day at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Sunday, 20 January, from 10am to 3pm. The club organises the event to encourage residents to learn about and visit the park.

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Work begins on Children’s Garden

Work begins on Children’s Garden

| 13/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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Donation helps Children’s Garden grow

Donation helps Children’s Garden grow

| 14/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The planned Children’s Garden in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has been given a boost with a recent grant of almost US$20,000 from the Clarke “One (%) For Tomorrow” Next Gen Award, an international programme that supports non-profits whose efforts preserve the environment.

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Fun day at Botanic Park attracts record crowds

Fun day at Botanic Park attracts record crowds

| 28/01/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and The Garden Club of Grand Cayman hosted their biggest Family Fun Day, on Sunday, 21 January, with almost 1,000 visitors coming out to the park for the annual event which featured crafts, nature, food, music and outdoor fun. John Lawrus, general manager of the Botanic […]

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Children’s Garden prepares to bloom after groundbreaking

Children’s Garden prepares to bloom after groundbreaking

| 18/08/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The ground was officially broken for the Children’s Garden at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Wednesday, 16 August, with completion of the attraction expected some time next year. The garden will include a “grow zone”, where every school will have a small section to grow plants, a play area and a […]

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Botanic Park celebrates mangoes

Botanic Park celebrates mangoes

| 10/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park held its first annual mango fair on Saturday, 1 July, aimed at expanding the existing yearly tree sale to create a new family-oriented community event. The day was a celebration of mango season, community spirit and the various products that can be made from that fruit.

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Mangoes celebrated at Botanic Park

Mangoes celebrated at Botanic Park

| 30/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park will be hosting its first annual Mango Fair on Saturday, 1 July, created and organised by the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) to expand the yearly mango tree sale at the park into a family-oriented event. “I am delighted to be coordinating an event like this for […]

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Traditional Caymanian home opens at Botanic Park

Traditional Caymanian home opens at Botanic Park

| 15/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Rankine Heritage House at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is now open to the public, enabling visitors to walk through the historical Caymanian home which is more than 100 years old. Julius Rankine of East End donated the small house to the Botanic Park in the mid ‘90s where it […]

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Youngster donates birthday money to Botanic Park

Youngster donates birthday money to Botanic Park

| 21/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The most recent donation to the Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has come from 8-year-old Kaz Conolly Basdeo. The young environmental enthusiast requested friends give a small donation to the garden rather than presents at his birthday party. Kaz cited the plans for the garden as part of […]

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Community celebrates the Earth at Botanic Park

Community celebrates the Earth at Botanic Park

| 03/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, together with the Tourism Attraction Board, hosted their firstEarth Day fair on Sunday, 24 April. Almost 600 people came to show their support for the annual environmental-awareness campaign, which was officially celebrated around the world on 22 April. The day was filled with organic food, drinks, tours and other activities.

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Residents get rate break on two attractions

Residents get rate break on two attractions

| 02/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) has amended the cost of admission to both Pedro St James and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park as of Sunday, 1 May, with residents benefitting from lower rates. “We are very pleased to introduce the new reduced resident rate and believe that our community will appreciate it,” said […]

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Orchid show blossoms this weekend

Orchid show blossoms this weekend

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Annual Orchid Show and Fundraising Sale, set for 27 and 28 February at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, will feature hundreds of blooming and non-blooming orchids and include a speech by world-renowned orchid hybridizer Gene Crocker. Hosted by the park and the Cayman Orchid Society, the show, which will run from 9am […]

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