Trees & flora of Queens Park, Bridgetown

A walk in the park…

Located at the edge of the capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, Queens Park is a mostly-quiet park filled with trees, flowers and activities from time to time. The grounds are sprinkled with brightly beautiful flowers and majestic trees ( including a rare baobab ). At a time when a drought is on, and water shortage is a real-time challenge in most of the 11 parishes, flowers and trees stand strong surviving the conditions and sharing the gift of their existence.

 

 

a huge shak shak tree. Sometimes referred to as “women’s tongues” (interesting and educational analogy), the sound of shak shaks blowing in the breeze is a soothing lullaby

Tamarind Tree provides a healthy sweet-and-sour fruit, which comes in a thin brown shell and is eaten as a healthy seasonal snack and flavour-filled ingredient to sauces, food and drink. Tangy to the taste and full of antioxidants and enriching nutrients.

Tamarind instrumental

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