Tag: Plants and flowers

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

The Department of Parks said they are “reminding the public that the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons,” as they “sustained extensive tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.” The Department said it is anticipated they will... Read more of this article

BSoA Set To Host Kokadomus Workshop

BSoA Set To Host Kokadomus Workshop

The Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA] is getting set to host a Kokadomus making workshop with Omari Dill on September 27, 2014 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm. The entry fee for the workshop is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. All materials will be provided and participants will be able to bring home the two plants that they create. Ms. Dill is a graduate... Read more of this article

Local Photographer Showcases Flowers

Local Photographer Showcases Flowers

Local photographer Gillian Outerbridge has turned her lens to the job of capturing the island’s flowers, creating a number of pieces under the title of Abstraction, with the pieces offering “freedom from representational qualities in art.” The photos in the collection are currently available for purchase by the public. With the entire... Read more of this article

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

Government House Gardens Close To Public

Government House Gardens Close To Public

The opening of Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12.00pm to 5.00pm comes to an end this Sunday [Aug 31], making for the last opportunity for the public to visit them this season. The grounds have been open since April 27 and have been enjoyed by many residents and visitors alike since. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

The Chief Justice has just issued a stay of the work to transplant the trees on Ewing Street, and the City of Hamilton said they have “not yet had the opportunity to present any information to the courts” and “look forward to clarifying the issues to the courts at the earliest opportunity.” This follows after yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was heartening to see that some residents of Ewing Street, along with the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST], took the initiative to defend the street’s trees yesterday [Aug 5]. While it’s true the City of Hamilton did advertise their imminent removal, this advertisement ran in... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

[Updated: Protest ends after area MP Walton Brown steps in] Area residents plus a few people from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] gathered on Ewing Street this morning [Aug 5] to protest the removal of trees on Ewing Street by the Corporation of Hamilton. BEST previously raised their objections to this, and speaking today... Read more of this article


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