Are to looking to beautify your home, garden or office area with natural materials? What's better to get the job done, that the stunning, local flora of Trinidad and Tobago? If you're wondering where to access it, then you can visit the Horticultural Services Division of the Ministry of Food Production. Here, we aim to conserve plants, flowers, and the environment, and also offer you horticultural advice, and a range of different services, detailed below.

Advisories and assessments on tree health,pruning and felling

Advisories and assessments on tree healthis offered to the general public. Treepruning and felling is offered toGovernment departments ONLY.

Who Qualifies
(General Public, Tree pruning and felling is offered to Government departments ONLY)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division giving fulldetails, i.e. the name and address of theapplicant, the exact address and locationof the tree (s), the ownership of the landon which the tree (s) is/are located, andthe nature of any threat and or risk, and ifpossible, the type of tree.

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Indoor office décor

Who Qualifies
Government departmentsonly (pots and saucers to besupplied by applicant.

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address wants what, when,where, why and how many potted plantsare needed. The application shouldalso state whether technical advisory orlandscaping services are needed only, orprior to the formal request.

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Outdoor landscaping advisories with thefree issue of planting material

Who Qualifies
(Government departments, Non-Government, Community and Faith based organisations)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address wants what, when,where, why and how many plants areneeded. The application should also statewhether technical advisory or landscapingservices are needed only, or prior to theformal request.

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Sale of ornamental horticultural and limitedfruit plant varieties

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Visit the La Pastora Plant PropagationStation, Santa Cruz during the normalwork week from 8:00am to 2:00pm

Contact Information
Tel: 676-8431
Fax: 676-8431

Short term loan of potted plants and / orplants for indoor and outdoor décor

Who Qualifies
(Government departments, Non-Government, Community, and Faith based organisations)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division detailingwho, with address wants what, when,where, why and how many (pottedand bagged plants) are needed. Theapplication should state whether technicaladvisory or landscaping services areneeded only, or, prior to the formalrequest.

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Use of the Queen's Park Savannah forpassive and active recreation only

It should be noted that there are fees attached to the utilisation of the Queen's Park Savannah. It is a much sought-after venue, and we seek as much as possible to conserve the aesthetic value of the Savannah. The public should also be advised that parking, driving, and vending in the Savannah is absolutely illegal, and not endorsed or encouraged by the Ministry. Offenders will be punished.

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address (with number ofparticipants) wants to have what, when,where and why in the Savannah and how(infrastructure requirements).

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Use of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago or Bandstand facility or Wild Flower Park for passive recreation only

The Horticultural Services Division deals with the management and maintenance of the Queen's Park Savannah, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago, the Bandstand Facility, the Wild Flower Park, and the La Pastora Plant Propagation Centre. So if you are planning to have a picnic in the Botanical Gardens, want to organise an event in the Queen's Park Savannah, or are interested in seeing demonstrations on plant propagation, then Horticultural Services can help you with all this, and more.

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address (and number ofparticipants), wants to have what, whenand where in the Gardens, why and how(infrastructure requirements)

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5 Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131

Visitor Orientation and Tour Guiding in theRoyal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad andTobago or Queen's Park Savannah or WildFlower Park or at the La Pastora PlantPropagation Station (with demonstrations on plant propagation)

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit a request to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingthe name and address of the group, thenumber of participants and nature (e.g.age, challenges), the desired date andtime, the specific topic of interest and thereason for the request (e.g. educational,scientific).

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel: 622-1221/5Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax: 622-9131