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Garden Of The Groves Final

  1. 1. The Garden 0f the Groves<br />Freeport, The Bahamas<br />Photos by:<br />Victor Camlek<br />April 2009<br />
  2. 2. Garden of The Groves<br />The Garden of the Groves is a twelve-acre park dedicated in 1973 to Mr. Wallace Groves and his wife Georgette.  Mr. Groves was the founder of the city of Freeport<br />The name “Groves” refers to Mr. Groves, in whose honor the Garden was dedicated. There are no citrus or olive groves.<br />The Garden is noted for the distinctive Red Eared Slider Turtle. <br />Interpretive signs highlight this lush tropical landscape with trees and flowers from the Bahamas and around the world<br />The Garden includes tropical fruit trees throughout the park including tamarinds, coconuts, bananas, guavas, sapodillas, mangos, mammee, java plums, cherries, pineapples and avocados. <br />
  3. 3. Recent History<br />The Garden of the Groves was devastated following three significant hurricanes in 2004<br />It was abandoned for around three years<br />Due to the efforts of Erika Gates and Michelle Hanson who formed the Bahamas Parks and Recreation and the Grand Bahamas Port Authority, the Garden was restored and re-opened in 2008<br />The Garden is once again a popular tourist attraction and the scene of many weddings.<br />
  4. 4. During our honeymoon we had<br />The good fortune to visit the Garden<br />Of the Groves .The garden is<br />a beautiful spot that we believe is <br />much less known than it should be.<br />The opportunity to spend some time <br />in this lovely idyllic place represents<br />a wonderful experience that we would like<br />to share by virtue of some photos<br />that I took. Victor and Sandy Camlek, 2009<br />
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