The Pearson Conservatory in St Georges Park was opened in 1882 but over the last decade or so the sand of time had started to take it toll on the old building and it was in need of a major upgrade. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Parks Department put budget aside for a restoration process and about a year ago they started taking it apart and replacing all the rotten wood and rusted metals. The restoration process is now completed and I popped down late last week to have a peek at what the conservatory now looks like. It is stunning. All that still needs to be done is for plants to be reestablished inside and it would be ready to be reopened to the public in August when St Georges Park celebrates it 150th anniversary. Click here to see a picture I took of the Pearson Conservatory about two or three years ago.