News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – “The transformation of the Botanical Gardens is near completion, and I want everyone to turn out to reconnect to one of Bermuda’s biggest cultural events,” said Acting Minister of Public Works, Owen Darrell, ahead of the start of the 80th AG Show taking place this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Minister Darrell extends his heartfelt appreciation to the Government employees and volunteers from the Skills Development Programme working tirelessly to prepare the Botanical Gardens for the iconic event that the Department of Parks is running.

Department of Parks employees clearing the grounds

Minister Darrell added: “The AG Show is one of the most anticipated events in Bermuda. These employees’ hard work and dedication have been crucial in ensuring that the gardens are in top shape for the event.

William Seymour (Parks) working on the Camden lawn

“The AG Show is a celebration of Bermuda’s agricultural industry and offers local farmers, vendors, and craftsmen a unique opportunity to showcase their products and skills.

“This year’s event will be the first to be held in person in recent years due to the pandemic. It promises to be exciting, including many attractions and activities for locals and visitors of all ages.”

(L-R): Jermaine Wilson and Roger Parris, both of the Department of Parks

The AG Show is also an excellent opportunity to support the local businesses on hand during the show to offer refreshments, food, and beverages. The grounds will be open between 8am and 6pm during the three-day event.

At the Sensory Garden. (L-R): Ramone Smith – Skills Development Programme, Winton Woodley, Parks, and Markel Musson – Skills Development Programme

(L-R): Keishawn Woods and William Wolffe, both with the Electrical Section of Works & Engineering

(L-R): William Seymour and Ricky Dawson, both with Department of Parks

Top Feature Photo: At the Formal Garden (L-R): Taj-rae Outerbridge – Parks, Ryan Woods – Parks, and Kion Richardson – Skills Development Programme