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Barbados flower forest is a tour de force

The Vancover Sun The Flower Forest is located in what is known as the Scotland District of Barbados. This means that the area is quite wild and hilly, with elevations ultimately reaching between 850 to 1,100 feet above sea level. The island boasts a sub-tropical climate with 3,000 hours of sunlight every year (compare this to my home town of Ottawa at 1,989 hours a year) and an average daily temperature of around 30 C. This horticultural delight was christened the Flower Forest in 1983 after several years of development by the Hill family, with the design help of American architect Fritz Laundy. Don Hill must have been at his wit's end since his first attempt to farm the land ended in failure, followed by an unsuccessful stint at growing fruit trees (the monkeys ate the fruit and damaged the trees). After Hill, the land was run by a board of directors until it was purchased in 2008 by Spieler (who had been a member of that board for three years).

Service is plenty better in Barbados

Cleveland Business We had a wonderful time in Barbados, combining just a perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxing. A wonderful week later, mindful of the airport demands for international travel, we arranged for a cab to pick us up at 3:30 a.m. and Kerr was there early, eager to do whatever his bleary-eyed travelers needed. It was that way everywhere on Barbados, where the people were friendly, interesting and wholly customer-oriented.

Barbados promotes baby-making fertility-clinic vacations

USA Today Many couples go on a honeymoon or vacation with the idea of making a baby.But Barbados is upping the odds by promoting itself as a center for affordable, in vitro fertilization procedures and other treatments to increase the odds of a pregnancy.