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Record summer on the cards for Palmetum 

PAGE 10 RECORD SUMMER

Santa Cruz is to invest 100,000 euros to improve the Palmetum facilities of the capital, the botanical garden specialised in palm trees located next to the César Manrique Maritime Park.

This amount will be used, almost in its entirety, to carry out waterproofing work on the Caribbean waterfall, while the rest will be used to refurbish the car parks.

Ninth deputy mayor and councillor of economic promotion, Alfonso Cabello, indicates that this budget item “will serve to waterproof the Caribbean waterfall, which will result in an improvement of the rest of the facility by minimising water losses that currently exist and that have their origin in this point. Similarly, with the remaining amount of money, there will be cleaning and refurbishment of the car parks.”

He said the city council was very satisified with how the summer is developing in the Palmetum, which concluded last month “with the best figures in its history in terms of visitors in the month of July, with a total of 2,954 people. Those numbers surpass those of other summer months of the past.”

“The Palmetum has housed a total of 29,304 people in its facilities in the first seven months of 2018, which is almost 20 per cent more than in the same period of 2017. This fact makes us optimistic in the face of the final stretch of the year, where we are hopeful that we will be able to surpass with a certain amount of ease the figure of 41,500 visitors that was achieved in 2017,” said Sr. Cabello.