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Photos & Video: Festival Of Lights At Gardens

Photos & Video: Festival Of Lights At Gardens

The Botanical Gardens has been transformed into a festive wonderland, with Christmas lights and decorations spanning the Paget property. Friends of Hospice [FoH] and BELCO have invited the public to attend the inaugural Festival of Lights, which is taking place at the Botanical Gardens from December 2 through December 30 on Friday and Saturday nights. “Attendees... Read more of this article

Video: Botanical Gardens Playground Opens

Video: Botanical Gardens Playground Opens

A new playground area was officially opened today [Sept 1] at the Botanical Gardens, featuring equipment that was previously located at the America’s Cup Village, which was donated to the Parks Department by the ACEA. Those in attendance at today’s opening included Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, Honorary Consul for Austria... Read more of this article

TBOP Concerned About Parks Act Legislation

TBOP Concerned About Parks Act Legislation

The Botanical Garden’s action group, Take Back Our Park have “expressed concern over Government’s recent announcement an amended Parks Act will be presented at next Parliamentary session.” Take Back Our Park spokesperson, Jennifer Flood stated, “While we are relieved to hear that after years of being limbo Southlands will finally be... Read more of this article

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

As part of a private civil case, the Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has ruled in the Supreme Court that Government did not comply with Section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 regarding the maintenance yard planned for the centre of the Botanical Gardens, the action group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] said. A TBOP spokesperson said: “Section 4... Read more of this article

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

[Updated] A campaign group trying to stop the development of a new maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens has delivered a 1,500-word letter of objection to Government. And Take Back Our Park is urging more people to sign its petition [here] in a bid to convince Government not to carry on with work on a new HQ for more than 100 parks... Read more of this article

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Farmers’ Market opened in the JJ Outerbridge Building at the Botanical Gardens today [Nov 19], with a variety of goods available for purchase. The Farmers’ Market offers local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. It will be held each Saturday... Read more of this article

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

An action group has labelled a public consultation meeting about plans to build a new Parks Department HQ in the heart of the Botanical Gardens as “disappointing”. Last week Government held a meeting at the Berkeley Institute cafetorium over its plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Gardens into a centre for 120 Parks staff, new staff... Read more of this article

Farmers Market To Get Underway This Saturday

Farmers Market To Get Underway This Saturday

With the support of the Department of Parks, the Bermuda Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, 19 November, in the Jack King Building at the Botanical Gardens from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. It will be held each Saturday going forward until 1 July, 2017, except during the Annual Exhibition. The Farmers’ Market offers local farmers,... Read more of this article

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

People Urged To Attend Meeting About Gardens

Action group, Take Back Our Park, is urging its supporters to attend a public meeting called by Government over plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Botanical Gardens. Work was stopped earlier this year when a temporary injunction was granted forbidding Government to proceed with work at the site. But a public notice was published this week... Read more of this article

Parks Department Reception To Close At 12pm

Parks Department Reception To Close At 12pm

The Department of Parks reception at the Botanical Gardens will be closed after 12.00pm today [Oct 6], to reopen on Monday [Oct 10] on the third floor of the General Post Office Building. A Government spokesperson said, “Today, the Department of Parks reception at the Botanical Gardens will be closed after 12:00 noon and will reopen in its temporary... Read more of this article

Botanical Gardens To Close Early On Friday

Botanical Gardens To Close Early On Friday

The Department of Parks advised that the Botanical Gardens will be closed on Friday, January 22nd, from 2pm to 6pm. “This closure is necessary in order for BELCO to safely complete work in the neighborhood, which requires them to de-energize the western section of the Botanical Gardens,” a spokesperson said. “The areas affected include... Read more of this article

Spaces Available For Free Christmas Lunch

Spaces Available For Free Christmas Lunch

There are still limited spaces available for a free Christmas lunch for those in need at Edible Creations and The Garden Cafe, located in Botanical Gardens, with donations and volunteers still being accepted for the event, as well. A spokesperson said, “On Friday [Dec 25], we intend to offer a Christmas lunch for any individuals without the luxury... Read more of this article

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

Photos: Farmers Market At Botanical Gardens

The Bermuda Farmers’ Market opened in the JJ Outerbridge Building at the Botanical Gardens today [Nov 28], with a variety of goods available for purchase. The Farmers’ Market offers local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. Director of Parks Lisa-Dawn... Read more of this article