Work Begins on Children’s Garden

[Education Centre is first phase of Children’s Garden’s Construction] [Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – December 14, 2018] The Queen Elizabeth 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

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