Welcome to the Dominica Botanic Gardens
This website, DominicaGardens.com, is designed to preserve the several sub-sites hosted by the old Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) that need regular updating and refreshing. My associate, Raglan Riviere, was the main architect of the DAAS website. With his passing, write-access to that website for updating purposes was lost, and updating ceased.
Primary among these sub-sites that need updating was the Dominica Botanic Gardens website, an informative and beauty-packed gem that attracted viewers from around the world. Other sub-sites included the DAAS Honorees, the Dominica Island Scholars, and the Historical Cabinet Photos. All of these sub-sites required regular updating and refreshing, for which I was responsible.
This site is named the DominicaGardens.com because the feature of primary interest was the Dominica Botanic Gardens website. Other sub-sites, as named above, also require regular updating and refreshing, and we have included them under this new site for convenience.
The objectives of this website are:
1. To preserve, update and continually freshen these very beautiful and informative sub-sites;
2. To provide a source of historical information on the Botanic Gardens, Island Scholars and the Dominica Cabinets;
3. To make these sites available free of charge to the public at large, at home and abroad; and
4. To maintain this site as a tribute to Raglan Riviere and his commitment to Dominica’s development.
J Davison Shillingford
October 24, 2016
Preface - How it Began
Introduction to Website
A Brief History
Plan of Gardens
Trees, Shrubs, Birds:
Selected Trees and Shrubs
Florida's Fairchild Garden
Birds of the Gardens
Three Virtual Tours
Panoramic Views Today
Early Panoramic Views
Hurricane David's Ravages
Reports and Documents
Treasures of the Cathedral
Diaspora Policy Paper
Contact Site Coordinator