Queen's Park Savannah, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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Title: Queen's Park Savannah, Trinidad, B.W.I.
Abstract: The Queen's Park Savannah also called the Grand Savannah or the Savannah is the city's largest green space at about one (1) kilometer and one of the oldest and largest city parks in the Caribbean. In 1817 the Illustrious Cabildo purchased the Savannah, then an abandoned sugar estate called Paradise, from Madame Peshier. It has been home to several native tree species including: the Royal Palmetto; Black Roseau; Christmas Hope; Cohune Nut; Balata - Bullet Wood; Yellow Poui and Naked Indian and exotic species such as: Flamboyante; Eucalyptus; Whistling Pine; Sausage Tree; Pomme Rose; Norfolk Island Pine and the Bootlace Tree among many others. The Savannah was officially named the Queen’s Park when Queen Victoria ascended the throne. The word savannah was unofficially added and it is known today as The Queen’s Park Savannah.
Description: Colour: Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered; Divided
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6407
Date: 2010-03-31

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