Jonathan Walcott, Manager/ Director of Jajaba Landscaping Services, accepting his prize from Second Vice-President of the Barbados Horticultural Society, Dr. Frances Chandler.
Russell Corrie, Director of Nature Care, which maintains the Warrens roundabout, accepting his prize from the President of the Barbados Horticultural Society, Orson Daisley.
Five roundabouts identified as island’s best
THE Norman Niles and the Life of Barbados roundabouts are Barbados’ ‘Most Attractive Roundabouts’.
This announcement was made last Friday when the winners of the inaugural Barbados Horticultural Society’s (BHS) Roundabout Beautification Competition were revealed.
Other winning traffic circles included: The Warrens Roundabout and the St. Lucy’s Church Roundabout, which tied for the prize of ‘Best Use Of Drought Tolerant Plants’. Meanwhile, the prize for ‘Most Colourful Urban Roundabout’ went to the Nita Barrow Roundabout.
Both the sponsors and the individuals responsible for the upkeep of traffic circles were awarded during last Friday’s ceremony.
The Norman Niles Roundabout is sponsored by Harris Paints and is maintained by Jonathan Walcott of Jajaba Landscaping Services, while the Life of Barbados roundabout is sponsored by Sagicor and its upkeep is done by Lawns and Landscapes. Lawns and Landscapes is also responsible for the Nita Barrow Roundabout, which is sponsored by The Travel House.
The Warrens Roundabout ,on the other hand, is sponsored by Simpson Motors Limited and is maintained by Nature Care. Meanwhile, the St. Lucy’s Church Roundabout is sponsored by Arawak Cement Company Limited and is maintained by Richard Corbin.
BHS’ contest was judged on April 5th, and it was funded by the Peter Moore’s Trust. Competition participants were marked in four categories, and these were: Use of drought tolerant plants to increase the sustainability of the landscaping, diversity of plants, attractiveness of design and general condition or health of plants.
Though expressing disappointment at the level of interest shown in the competition, Second Vice-President of the BHS, Dr. Frances Chandler, said she is hopeful that the contest has simulated more interest in the upkeep of the roundabouts across the island. She also shared her hope that it would encourage sponsorship of those traffic circles which are not sponsored. (MG)