Photos: Premier Officially Opens ‘Garden Of Love’

February 1, 2013

The opening of the ‘The Garden of Love’ was held today [Feb 1] in the Washington Mall, with Premier Craig Cannonier, Sousa’s Landscaping owner and MP Jeff Sousa, and MP Nandi Davis all in attendance for the ribbon cutting.

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Sponsored by Washington Mall and Sousa’s Landscaping, ‘The Garden of Love’ is a Valentine’s promotion with an objective to “grow love in the Heart of Hamilton,” with all proceeds going towards the Bermuda Heart Foundation.

Visitors are invited to come to the new part of Washington Mall to experience an indoor garden created by Sousa’s Landscaping.

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Here there is a plethora of plants, benches for people to enjoy their lunch, water features, and a Love Tree where, by donating to charity, you can leave a message to a loved one. The message will be written on heart shaped biodegradable paper that has flower seeds pressed into it.

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At the end of February the tree will be planted in a public park along with the love messages. The seeds from the paper will sprout flowers in the spring creating a carpet of flowers around the Love Tree. A plaque will also be placed with the tree so that people are aware of its meaning and all the heart felt messages that were planted with it.

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There is also the opportunity to enter a singing love-a-gram competition. You can enter the event by submitting your love message or song of choice in the ‘The Garden of Love’ by February 7th . Then on Valentines Day, several lucky winners will have their love message sung to their sweetheart by a singing tell-a-gram.

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  1. Alvina says:

    Man, tell that guy to go and do some work….

    • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

      you don’t know what the word means!

    • MB says:

      Get a life. making stupid comments like that guess you need a job…..

    • honestabe says:

      guess jeff has to have nandi joined at the hip, so she does not speak on her own? youths observed her at youth parliament laptop in tow taking notes, they were impressed they are able to teach her a thing or two.

  2. Ok this is a good thing I guess,as long as we dont see a standing order of flowers being delivered to the cabinet office on a weekly basis like one of our former Premiers use to do.

    we had several thousand a month spent on flower arrangements that was every week being sent to the Cabinet building for the former Premier when she was in office and I am not referring to Mrs Paula Cox.

    So just in case it is a idea then I can save the government money and go to the graveyard and bring them flowers from there before they go in the trash.cheek and tongue for those who get up tight with the comment but I a sure you get the overall thought pattern.

  3. lyfe says:

    thats soo cute!

  4. Raised Eyebrows says:

    I hope those paper seeds have been vetted by our government agencies. Something nasty like a mexican pepper might be the result if not!

  5. J Starling says:

    The idea itself is good, charity and all, and I like the idea of planting the trees – I wish we started a program of using Bermuda Cedars for Christmas trees and planting them after for example.

    But my concern is that since the OBA got elected I’ve only heard the Premier in the news three times, and two of those were for photo-shoots.

    The trip to the US Presidents inauguration (first class no less!), and now this.

    Why is he so quick to be seen when it’s ribbon-cutting or perks, but the invisible Premier the rest of the time? We hear more from the OBA’s Chairpersons than their Leader…

    • Jury says:

      Well that’s all he is going to be doing just photo shoots. He is just the puppet.

      • MB says:

        O please…cant you come up with a better comment then that.

      • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

        WRONG..HE is The Premier!…would you like me to pull your string now and flush you away.

      • lol says:

        This Premier/muppet is just picking out flowers for his last days. Leave him alone.

        • M.P.Mountbatten JP says:

          Well , well , well , sometimes it’s better to be seen then heard . After all it’s a tall order for him to make a cohesive statement without his handlers scripting it for him .
          Unlike Mark Bean who could talk with authority on many different and diverse topics .

  6. The Truthsayer says:

    Can I get some love in the garden?

  7. god1st says:

    @ the truthsayer what is your gender

  8. Sunny says:

    Well done surrogates!! Well done!!

  9. Not Fooled says:

    you are kidding me right.

    Oba reverses it promises and axes term limits. No mail being delivered, nurses about to walk out, and this clown in posing in a Garden.

    Does he even have a clue about what is really going on?

    • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

      so long as he dosnt rely on fools like you..the answer is YES!

  10. Bobmarlin says:

    Keep up the inspirational work OBA. Well done!

  11. MB says:

    Finally some positive things happening and to all you people with your negative comments….stop being so bitter and show some love…

  12. welldone says:

    Craig is in lala land. He better enjoy the smiles now.

    With the term limits issue and the industrial action, couldn’t he have sent a few backbenchers to this opening?

    He just doesn’t get it.

    • Nuffin but de Truth! says:

      as a matter of fact,he HAS got it…
      something you dont have it seems from your stupid comment.

  13. filobedo21 says:

    @Duane Santucci, did you know that thousands and thousands of dollars was spent on flowers by the last Government… not only at the Cabinet Office but in many of the Ministries… And don’; talk about the catering done at Cabinet Meetings… and we wonder why we are broke! Made some businesses profitable

  14. god1st says:

    @ truth sayer what is your gender

  15. god1st says:

    Craig UBP cannonier enjoy the free tax dollars ,i know you will be replaced in a short story.

  16. Concerned Bermudian says:

    Oh for heaven’s sake – shut it people. The individuals who made the garden (Washington Mall Management) ASKED the Premier to come – he doesn’t just walk about all day looking for fun photo shoots to take part in. I suppose you would rather someone follow him with a camera and take photos of him sitting behind a desk doing work or in meetings with his peers? Your comments are childish and ignorant!

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