April 21, 2021

“Work begins on Botanic Park Children’s Garden”

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[Education Centre is first phase of Children’s Garden’s Construction]
[Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – December 14, 2018] The Queen Elizbeth II Botanic Park has commenced the construction of the Rotary Education Centre, which sits on the site of its newest attraction, the Children’s Garden.

The projected construction time for the Rotary Education Centre will be approximately 12 weeks and is the first phase of the entire project which is expected to be completed in 2019. The construction also coincides with the Park’s 25th anniversary and General Manager, John Lawrus, expressed his gratitude to all partnering companies, associations and individuals for their donations.

The educational facility is the result of a combined effort of all the Rotary Clubs in the Cayman Islands. “This project is a great display of community partnership,” said Mr. Lawrus.

“We are grateful for the Rotary Clubs joining forces to positively impact environmental education for our youth and beyond,” he continued.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is managed by the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB).

The TAB Director, Patrick Thompson commented, “I am delighted with the progress that we have made thus far. The private sector has consistently contributed to this project and we sincerely appreciate their support.”

Mr. Thompson also stated Cabinet recently approved an equity injection of $100K for the project. “This underlines the commitment of the government in seeing this project come to fruition and makes this truly a remarkable public–private partnership,” he added.

The Children’s Garden, once completed, will also include a grow zone, sensory garden, observation tower, maze, discovery pond, splash pad, lawn and tunnel area, among its many features.

If you would like further information on this important project, or would like to provide additional support please contact Mr. John Lawrus via email at [email protected]


The Garden Club of Grand Cayman is hosting a Family Fund Day at the QE II Botanic Park on Sunday 20th January. All proceeds raised from this event will go to the completion of the Children’s Garden. Admission for the event is only CI$5.00. To donate, contact Garden Club President Ora Hollebon on [email protected]

Regular admission to the Queen Elizbeth II Botanic Park is CI$10.00 for adults, CI$5.00 for children ages six to 12 (children under 12 are free). Call 947-9462 or email [email protected] for more information or to book a Guided Tours.

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is managed by the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB). The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board is also responsible for managing the National Historic Site, Pedro St. James; the Cayman Craft Market and the Hell Geological Site as well as the Pirates Week National Festival. For information on the TAB or its agencies please email [email protected], call 949-6999 or visit the website www.tab.ky and it social media sites (below).
https://www.facebook.com/TourismAttractionBoard https://www.facebook.com/CaymanIslandsPiratesWeekFestival/ https://www.facebook.com/pedrostjames https://www.facebook.com/QEIIBotanicPark/ https://www.facebook.com/caymancraftmarket/

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Architect, John Doak’s rendering of the planned Rotary Education Centre.

Workmen waste no time in getting the Rotary Education Centre up to the belting.

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