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Streaming Video - The Return of The Garden of the Groves
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jun 11, 2008 - 11:40:35 PM

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Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you on an exclusive video tour of the Garden of the Groves now under restoration. 

The Garden of the Groves was considered one of the finest botanical Gardens in the Caribbean before the hurricanes of  2004.   The gardens were devastated and they have sat untended since then, that is until two wonderful people decided to bring them back.  Erika Gates of Grand Bahama Nature Tours and Michelle Hanson formed Bahamas Parks, Gardens & Recreation and have been working as the dynamic duo on the return of the Garden of the Groves.

In this video Erika and Michelle take you through the gardens and explain what changes to expect, what improvements have been made, and you'll get a peak at some turtles that survived the storms.

The Garden has more than 10,000 species of flowers, shrubs, trees, and exotic plant life. Along its shaded, winding paths are several waterfalls, many native birds and an old-fashioned chapel.

It will be the home of the Grand Bahama Labyrinth, now being constructed.

It has been (and will be again) an ideal spot for photographs, weddings, events or  simply a serene setting for quiet reflection. Stay tuned for opening announcements and events coming in late summer 2008. The Garden of the Groves has been sorely missed by tourists and locals alike, and the return of the Garden has been highly anticipated and anxiously awaited. Hats off to the dedication and hard work of Gates and Hanson!

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