The Cayman Islands Native Tree Nursery was established at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in 2006.
The objective of the nursery is to establish a reliable source of native trees and shrubs for private gardeners and commercial landscapers, to add some local flavor to standard landscaping design, and to improve the ecological value of developed areas.
The Native Tree Nursery was established as a Darwin Partners project, thanks to a generous private donation from Maples and Calder Partners Henry Harford and Graham Lockington, with matched donations from the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Department of Environment, and the support of the Shade Brigade, CaymanNature, and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
For more information on Native Tree please visit this link: DoE Native Tree
Why Plant Native Trees?
Our native trees and plants are perfectly adapted to life in the Cayman Islands.
Native plants and trees:
Native trees make for hardy, inexpensive, low maintenance landscaping.
Trees cool exterior surfaces, reducing AC costs. Many provide excellent shade for gardens and parking spaces.
Native plants and trees will also attract wildlife to your garden.
The nursery has started growing the “Cayman Collection” – thirty species of native trees and shrubs – specially selected for: