Aug 27 - Catholic Social Club Hosts Care Agency Disability Service Users Lunch

care agency lunchAt the kind invitation of Mr Scaniglia-Jones, President of St Bernard’s Catholic Social Club, a total of approximately 26 service users from St Bernadette’s Resource Centre and Dr Giraldi Home and accompanying staff were invited to a luncheon at the Club’s premises at the Catholic Community Centre today in order to celebrate fair week.

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Aug 27 - Santa Cruz Waterlily Featured in the Botanic Gardens for the First Time in History

water lillies For the first time in the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens’ history, the giant tropical water lily Victoria cruziana, has grown successfully. The species is native to Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay and featured prominently in French Impressionist Claude Monet’s famous series of works.

Victoria cruziana produces very large leaves and, crucially for its cultivation in Gibraltar, it can tolerate somewhat lower temperatures.  However, growing it outdoors in the Mediterranean still requires considerable skill and the success has largely been down to the horticultural expertise of Gardens employee Guillaume Le Texier, who had experience growing the species at other botanic gardens.

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