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Dart - Nurse Leila’s House Tree Planting Project

  • Nurse Leila's Home 60 West Church Street West Bay, West Bay Cayman Islands (map)

Project Category:
Thatch Rope: arts and culture

Project Description:
Born in 1899, Nurse Leila Yates was a pioneering healthcare professional in the Cayman Islands. She walked daily from West Bay to George Town to train under the island’s only doctor at the time, studying to become a home care nurse and then a midwife. Nurse Leila’s historic home, the first on Grand Cayman to have glass panes installed, was purchased by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands in 2006. In partnership with the National Trust West Bay District Committee, the Dart Arboretum recently donated a number of plants for a beautification project at the site. To further assist the West Bay District Committee in its work to preserve this important cultural landmark, Dart plans to organise a small team of volunteers to plant the donated specimens.

Special Requirements: 
Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, sunscreen or UV-blocking clothing, hat and working/gardening gloves. Please remember to bring your reusable water bottle!

Note:
This is a project for DART employees only.