The Garden 0f the Groves Freeport, The Bahamas Photos by: Victor Camlek April 2009
Garden of The Groves 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 The name “Groves” refers to Mr. Groves, in whose honor the Garden was dedicated. There are no citrus or olive groves. The Garden is noted for the distinctive Red Eared Slider Turtle. Interpretive signs highlight this lush tropical landscape with trees and flowers from the Bahamas and around the world The Garden includes tropical fruit trees throughout the park including tamarinds, coconuts, bananas, guavas, sapodillas, mangos, mammee, java plums, cherries, pineapples and avocados.
Recent History The Garden of the Groves was devastated following three significant hurricanes in 2004 It was abandoned for around three years 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 The Garden is once again a popular tourist attraction and the scene of many weddings.
During our honeymoon we had The good fortune to visit the Garden Of the Groves .The garden is a beautiful spot that we believe is much less known than it should be. The opportunity to spend some time in this lovely idyllic place represents a wonderful experience that we would like to share by virtue of some photos that I took. Victor and Sandy Camlek, 2009