Botanic Gardens gets corporate help
April 13, 2012
Botanic Gardens gets corporate help

In preparation for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Botanic Gardens in 2015, the historic site will undergo a major renovation and restoration process.{{more}}

To assist in the effort, three of this country’s corporate citizens have stepped forward with donations.

On Tuesday, Karibe Cable, represented by General Manager, Ed Riley; The Mariners Hotel, represented by Manager, Fitzroy Glasgow, and the St Vincent Cooperative Bank, represented by Manager, Laverne Velox, presented their contributions during a short handing over ceremony, held at the Gardens.

Minister of Tourism, Cecil Mckie, guest speaker at Tuesday’s ceremony, thanked the entities for partnering with the Botanic Gardens and for their timely donations.

“Thanks to those who came and contributed this morning, and I am absolutely sure and confident that a lot more persons will see themselves as partners individually and collectively, as business operators of this wonderful product that we have here.”

Meanwhile, Chairman for the National Parks, Beaches and Authority, Gideon Nash, upon receiving the donations, expressed appreciation to the entities and encouraged others to get on board.

“We know there are a number of persons out there who are no doubt willing and are going to make contributions. However, they don’t feel confined to making financial contributions.

“There are businesses that I am sure which sell things like wheelbarrows, lawn mowers, hand tools that the staff at the Botanical Gardens can use,” he said, adding that they would be grateful to accept those tools and equipment which can be used to develop the Gardens in a very special way. (AA)