Principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, told Barbados TODAY during a brief visit to the site on Lower University Drive that the
Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, now under construction, would comprise a botanical-like environment with a nature trail.
Sir Hilary, who is also pro-vice chancellor of the UWI, noted that plenty trees would be planted, some of which would be brought in from various Caribbean countries.
“Different types of fruit trees . . . . We will plant some interesting vegetation; it is going to be a major ecological site for Barbados,” he said.