It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mr. Lawrence Lambert, plant expert and creator of Palm Tree Botanical Gardens in Laura Land, St. David’s.
We have heard a report that he went to work in his gardens, felt unwell and laid down, then passed into eternity.
He was a very knowledgeable man, much loved by the many guests who visited his gardens.
The reviews on Trip Advisor left by visitors to his gardens are filled with praise for Lawrence and his work.
Kimberly B. wrote on January 13th of this year:
“My young family and I made the trip up to see the gardens. We took the tour with Lawrence who is the proprietor. He is incredibly knowledgeable and the gardens are beautiful. He has put his heart and soul into the gardens and it shows. My kids enjoyed the prehistoric plants and the tortoises. We found Lawrence himself to be a gem. If you have time please take time to visit the gardens you will not regret it.”
And on January 7th David Suffolk wrote:
“Having travelled to Grenada many times, and have always been drawn back to this wonderful island for the beauty it holds, today we discovered the real Gem, Palm Tree Botanical Garden, this is a must visit for anyone who enjoys their gardens and the wonders of nature. We were escorted around the two acre gardens by their founder Lawrence who has spent the last twelve years spending much time in researching and bringing together this wonderful collection of botanical plants and even a collection of Tortoises. Lawrence described to us in great detail many of the varieties of Palms some thirty species, the collection includes orchids, anthuriums, bromeliads and amongst it all an english rose, and of course being the spice island many varieties of spices also well placed in the gardens.
You will find this wonderful place between the hills and the sea at Laura St David.
I can honestly say our afternoon spent at the gardens was leisurely, informative and a gardeners paradise !
Thank you Lawrence for putting together this wonderful collection for all to enjoy. “
He worked his gardens to the end, and we sent our prayers and condolences to his family.
Grenada has lost a local treasure, and we hope that someone can step forward and tend the gardens and continue the great work Mr. Lambert began.