Our Botanical Garden
Established in 2015, our flagship project is the development of a 3.67-acre botanical garden nestled in Leogane, Haiti. This botanical oasis is not only envisioned as a serene and aesthetically pleasing space but also as a crucial center for environmental conservation and education. In a country where native species are under threat from extensive deforestation, our botanical garden will serve as a sanctuary, safeguarding Haiti's precious biodiversity. Moreover, it will function as an educational hub, offering immersive experiences that foster environmental consciousness and empower both students and community members to become stewards of their natural heritage.
The garden boasts an impressive collection of over 30 native tree species, including endangered varieties such as the majestic oak and the iconic cashew, alongside other notable species like papaya, mangoes, calabasas and cherry. In addition to these botanical treasures, our facilities include a fishpond, a pavilion, a picnic area, several nurseries nurturing endangered plants, and a welcoming center. As visitors stroll through the garden's pathways, they are greeted by a vibrant array of flowering plants and captivating art displays, enhancing the overall experience of exploring this enchanting sanctuary.
Growing fruits in the botanical garden is essential to our goal of promoting health and wellness. By cultivating fruit trees and vines, we emphasize the utility of trees for community members. We have successfully cultivated eggplants, cherries, pears, lemons, tomatoes, bananas, mangos, and berries. Our garden partners sell these items to the market, serving as an additional source of income for the community. This fruit program serves as a reminder of the connection between environmental conservation and economic sustainability.