A committee has been put in place to rehabilitate and improve the Botanical Gardens.
This announcement was made by Minister of the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster management and Urban Renewal Joseph Isaac while speaking at the opening of Kweyol Wandevous in the Botanical Gardens on Monday.
Mr. Isaac stated that this rehabilitation of the Botanical Gardens is aimed at making the area a beautiful green space.
“Just one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria, the Botanical Gardens has already began being restored to what it was before, and a committee is in place to take it to another level,” Mr. Isaac noted.
The committee will be chaired by Mr. Rupert Sorhaindo, a former Government Minister.
Mr. Isaac said the gardens will be comprehensively rehabilitated and reestablished as the most beautiful green space in the entire OECS and the Caribbean upon completion of work.
Mr. Isaac says there are a number of plans to improve the Botanical Gardens, including tree planting, modern landscaping and designing a recreational park for locals and visitors to enjoy.
“Having a refurbished green space will influence our health as a nation, because there is a direct correlation between having public green spaces and the likelihood that we will exercise,” Mr. Isaac stated.
Mr. Isaac said the rehabilitated and improved Botanical Gardens will provide a space for persons to interact and also have activities.