In 2016, Round Hill Resort & Villas partnered with local marine scientists to begin the Reef Garden project. The project would see the “gardening” of corals – by growing them in a nursery and then planting the matured corals back to the reef. These corals then provide good nursery habitats for baby fish, lobsters and crabs to grow. As the area fills up with fish, any extras move outside of the reef garden area to be caught by local fishermen for sale at our Hanover beaches and markets.
The Round Hill Reef Garden is kept healthy by Mr. Weston Bingham, the Reef-Gardener. Mr. Bingham is a spear-fisherman from Hanover that has been trained and employed to ensure the Round Hill reef bay maintains the ideal environmental conditions to supervise the progress of the project. In addition to Mr. Bingham’s efforts, the corals are also naturally maintained by the fish, crab and urchin populations which are attracted by the smells and sounds of living coral, bolstered within the project.