Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority is delighted to announce the completion of renovation works on a bridge in the Botanical Gardens, following a generous donation from Travizory Border Security.
The small bridge is situated to the southwest side of the Botanical Gardens, offering much-needed access to the visitors’ facilities within the Gardens. Built quite some years back, the bridge was deemed as a hazard, following several broken planks and its unsteadiness. Combined with obvious aging and wear-and-tear the renovation of the heavily-used bridge was a priority. Thanks to the donation from Travizory Border Security, the bridge has now been fully restored and provides safe access to visitor facilities in the Gardens.
“The Botanical Gardens is undoubtedly a must-see for all visitors to Seychelles, so the maintenance of the grounds is a priority for us at SPGA. The infrastructure of the Garden, from signage to footpaths and bridges, plays a vital role in creating a peaceful and engaging environment, so we are grateful for the contribution from Travizory to support our renovation works.”Allen Cedras, CEO, Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority
We are delighted to be able to work with SPGA and offer funding for such a simple, but important project that will ensure a pleasant experience for visitors to the Gardens. Starting with a seamless digital arrival experience, Seychelles is committed to being a world-class destination for all of its visitors and projects like this give Travizory the opportunity to contribute to an unforgettable experience in-country.”Tom Marten, MD Middle East and Indian Ocean
The Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority, (SPGA), is a corporate body created in 2021 for the management of national parks and gardens previously under the jurisdiction of the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and the National Botanical Gardens Foundation (NBGF) .The mandates of the authority are a combination of that of the two previous organisations and cover all aspects associated with protected areas, from Research to sustainable forestry practices; eco-tourism to ex-situ plant conservation and protection of biodiversity. The SPGA is entrusted with the protection and management of all marine and terrestrial National Parks and Gardens in the Seychelles, including the Ste. Anne, Port Launay, Baie Ternay, Ile Coco and Curieuse Marine Parks, as well as the Morne Seychellois National Park, the Praslin National Park, the Veuve Special Reserve on La Digue; the Botanical and State House Gardens and the Biodiversity Centre.