The Botanic Gardens in Roseau, Dominica, was once known as the finest botanical gardens in the Caribbean Region. It was severely damaged by Hurricane David in 1979 and was devastated once again by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

Here are a few photos of the Botanical Gardens from the day after Hurricane Maria (September 19th, 2017):

Botanical Gardens, Dominica
© 2017 Yuri A. Jones
Botanical Gardens, Dominica
© 2017 Yuri A. Jones
Botanical Gardens, Dominica
© 2017 Yuri A. Jones

Since then, staff of the Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks has been hard at work to clean up and restore the historic location. And what a great job they’ve done!

This caption was posted to the division’s Facebook page recently:

The Division is extremely proud of our staff who are in the process of cleaning up the Bontanic Gardens in Roseau. Keep up the great work guys you are vital in the rebuilding of our great country!!!

These are the photographs that accompanied the caption. They tell a beautiful story of hard work, restoration and hope.

(All credit for these images goes to the Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks.)

 

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