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Ghana: 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations

6 March 2007

GHANA

It's Ghana 's 50th Independence anniversary on 6th March 2007 and Aburi Botanic Gardens, which was originally the home of all Governors who arrived from Britain, is helping them celebrate.

Aburi Botanic Gardens was the home of all Governors who arrived from Britain in the then Gold coast (now Ghana). A Sanitorium was built in the Gardens in 1875 for Government officials.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles planted Commemorative  trees in the Gardens when they visited Ghana in 1961 and 1979 respectively. A special tea house was built in Gardens in 1961 when the Queen visited.

This is just some short historic facts linking our Gardens to Ghana's Independence. The gardens will be hosting a visit of some dignitaries including 5 other visiting Heads of State.



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