Management Group prepares draft programme for  Botanic Gardens restoration
February 12, 2013

Management Group prepares draft programme for Botanic Gardens restoration

The Management Group for the restoration of the historic Botanic Gardens met recently to chart an agenda to move the programme for the works forward.{{more}}

The group has prepared a draft programme for implementation in 2013, including human resources to guide the physical transformational works in the gardens; utilization of properties within the gardens to convert them into income generation projects and ordered the preparation of an official programme for the celebrations in 2015 — 250th anniversary of the Botanic Gardens.

The group also deliberated on the issue of fund-raising to support the financing of the transformative works, and the finalisation of the business plan to inform the fund-raising activities, and the application of funds particularly raised for these specific purposes.

A formal launch relating to this programme will be held at a later date, a release from the group said.

The members of the Management Group are Cabinet Secretary Susan Dougan; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture Lavern Grant; hotelier and hortculturalist Flora Gunn; business executive and environmentalist/activist Janike Glass; CEO/Director of National Parks Authority Andrew Wilson, with Chairman of the Jubilee Committee Rene Baptiste as the presiding member of this group.