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Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Bermuda Bean Seeds In ‘Fail Safe’ Arctic Vault

Seeds from the critically endangered Bermuda bean are being deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, with the Vault described as a “fail-safe seed storage facility,” built to stand the “challenge of natural or man-made disasters.” Called the “ultimate insurance... Read more of this article

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister: Vegetation Overgrowth On Roadsides

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the overgrowth of vegetation on our roadsides, saying that some of the contributing factors have been private landowners not maintaining their property, weed spraying not having been carried out for the past two years, and a lack of resources of both labour and equipment. Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is asking the public to keep their eyes out for two invasive vine species presently growing in Bermuda – kudzu and the hyacinth bean. “DENR needs to monitor these invasive species in order to determine if they have spread and to what extent they pose a threat to the island’s... Read more of this article

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

‘EcoGuardian’ Highlights Bermuda’s Wildlife

Local conservationist and horticulturist Ryan Amaral recently turned to photography in order to “educate the Bermuda public about all the species that call our little rock home.” Operating under the Instagram pseudonym ‘EcoGuardian‘ Mr. Amaral shares his photographs of Bermuda’s wildlife accompanied by detailed captions... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5pm comes to an end this Sunday [Sept 3], having been open since April 30th. Governor John Rankin, said: “I hope that all residents and visitors who were able to visit the Government House Gardens during the Sunday afternoon openings this year enjoyed the... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

Bermudiana Having “Tough Time” In Ireland

The Sisyrinchium bermudianum, known locally as the Bermudiana, is thought to be native to the island, but also grows widely in Ireland, though the flower has a tougher time of it in that more northern climate, its flowers often struggling to open. A story in the Irish Times said “Every spring in Bermuda a little plant comes into flower, sprinkling... Read more of this article

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

Government House Gardens To Close August 6

The Government House Gardens will be closed to the general public from Sunday, August 6 until Sunday, August 13. A spokesperson said, “Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday, 6 August 2017 [Cup Match weekend]. “The grounds will reopen on Sunday, 13 August 2017.” Related StoriesGovt... Read more of this article

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

New Culinary Herb Garden At MWI A Success

Meals for both patients and staff at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital are now prepared with fresh herbs grown at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI] by service users of the Devonshire facility. The garden project at MWI started in March with between six and eight individuals from the learning disabled and the geriatric services. Participants... Read more of this article

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

‘Cultural Legacy Of The Palmetto In Bermuda’

An event titled ‘Fishpots, Bonnets and Wine: The Cultural Legacy of the Palmetto in Bermuda’ is set to take place on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.00pm at The World Heritage Centre in St. George’s, featuring speaker Saskia Wolsak. This lecture is presented by The St. George’s Foundation and The St. David’s Island Historical Society. Ms.... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Govt House Gardens To Close On Sunday

Government House Gardens will not be open to members of the general public on Sunday [June 25] due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend. Government House said, “Due to the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence this weekend, Government... Read more of this article

Garden Club Offering Private Garden Tours

Garden Club Offering Private Garden Tours

The Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a private garden on the island every Tuesday morning until June 27, with guided tours available for the public. A spokesperson said, “In celebration of the America’s Cup, the Garden Club of Bermuda is opening a private garden on the island every Tuesday morning until June 27th. “Guided Tours are scheduled... Read more of this article

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

A team of Artex employees participated in a charitable event, sponsored by Greenrock, a registered Bermuda charity that focuses on environmental education and wider sustainability issues. Artex provided both the financial assistance and hands-on labor to build an eco-school garden, including sweet potatoes and fruit trees, at West Pembroke Primary School,... Read more of this article

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

Nicky Gurret Wins Medal At Flower Show In UK

At her sixth showing at the Chelsea Flower Show in London Nicky Gurret won her sixth medal, this year entering  ‘The Cutting Edge’ Floral Arrangement class, where her floral art called ‘Edgy Bermuda’ received a bronze medal. Ms Gurret said, “I submitted my application last year in August 2016 and it was accepted. The design was very modern... Read more of this article