Laura's Herb & Spice Garden

Laura's Herb & Spice Garden

Laura's Herb & Spice Garden
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  • MCC
    South West England, United Kingdom347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gardens tour
    Laura’s botanical garden which was established by the eponymous lady in 1995 but only opened to public in 1998. We were led by a very knowledgeable guide, Hilda, who was hands on in not only talking but demonstrating, describing and tasting various herbs and plants. The first surprise was breaking open a ripe cocoa pod; the gelatinous ooze surrounding the seeds was delicious to taste – mango, pineapple and guava. Next we tasted several herbs: many different mints, thymes, rosemaries, lemon grass and other we had not previously heard of. Pepper corn tree, climbing vanilla vines which have to be hand pollinated to produce the pods, and nutmeg tree with various stages of nutmeg and mace in development and maturity.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
  • soph_owen
    Manchester, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting and fun experience
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had a full tour of the gardens and got to try raw cacao, smell the fresh herbs like cinnamon bark, rosemary, bay leaf, etc. A very educational and informative visit. We found it very interesting. The toilets need a bit of a makeover as there were only 2 cubicles and 2 urinals (one toilet wouldn’t flush) so obviously big timely queues happened. The shop was stocked well but expensive.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Sunshine41273001348
    Oakville, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit this spice isle garden in the hills of St David’s!
    Delightful and informative visit with Hazel Ann as our guide. Tasted all sort of peppers, berries, cocoa and a range of herbs and spices. Saw how cinnamon bark is stripped from dried branches. Well worth a visit to learn about the spice isle bounty!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,351 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We arrived to find 3 other buses all of which were on the same tour. Must have been over 40 folks some of whom we had to wait for as they used the bathroom facilities. One guide leading a line of people through the gardens on narrow walkway (dirt path) meaning those in back (us) couldn't hear any of the info being provided by the guide. The garden itself appeared to be lacking in maintenance and upkeep including one wooden walkway that was closed off as it was in an advanced state of decay. Would skip this tour if we had to do it over again. This was the consensus of all 6 in our party.
Written February 18, 2022
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Brian C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Had a little trouble with transportation, taxi is recommend especially for large groups. Solo travellers can manage with the bus but definitely talk to the bus drivers about where to get picked up after your visit.

Otherwise, this became a surprise highlight of my trip. Tasting fresh spices off the vine or tree or bush, fresh cocoa pods, mangoes and local fruit when in season on Grenadian soil was an amazing experience. It feels like I learned what spices are supposed to taste like!
Written March 9, 2022
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Susan C
London, UK337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It’s true - you can smell the spices in the air. Nutmeg and Cinnamon - like Christmas on the breeze. St George’s trades in spices. The cruise terminal has a huge shop. Laura’s garden offers more. The main town offers Georgian architecture, mullioned windows, churches, bunting and a chirpy outlook. Scenic hillside with multi coloured houses nestled in the vegetation. Made an impression. Different with a bit of attitude and style.
Written February 15, 2020
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Traci H
Manitowoc, United States101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a must see! Guide will take you around garden and explain what they do there and all the different varieties of trees, plants, herbs, etc. It is really interesting. They have a little gift shop where you can purchase many spices.
Written March 16, 2020
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soph_owen
Manchester, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had a full tour of the gardens and got to try raw cacao, smell the fresh herbs like cinnamon bark, rosemary, bay leaf, etc.
A very educational and informative visit. We found it very interesting.
The toilets need a bit of a makeover as there were only 2 cubicles and 2 urinals (one toilet wouldn’t flush) so obviously big timely queues happened.
The shop was stocked well but expensive.
Written November 14, 2023
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MCC
South West England, UK347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Laura’s botanical garden which was established by the eponymous lady in 1995 but only opened to public in 1998. We were led by a very knowledgeable guide, Hilda, who was hands on in not only talking but demonstrating, describing and tasting various herbs and plants. The first surprise was breaking open a ripe cocoa pod; the gelatinous ooze surrounding the seeds was delicious to taste – mango, pineapple and guava. Next we tasted several herbs: many different mints, thymes, rosemaries, lemon grass and other we had not previously heard of. Pepper corn tree, climbing vanilla vines which have to be hand pollinated to produce the pods, and nutmeg tree with various stages of nutmeg and mace in development and maturity.
Written March 18, 2023
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Liz I
Reading, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We had a delightful tour of the herb and spice garden smelling a large number of herbs en route. Out guide was really knowledgeable - for example red, green, white and black peppercorns all come from the same plant - they are harvested at different stages of ripeness and then processed differently. You can see vanilla, cocoa, allspice etc growing. Not a long tour but well worth a visit ( and the very hilly road to find the garden).
Written December 1, 2022
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A gem!
This was part of a cruise ship excursion. While there, a guide accompanied us on the trail. She talked about the various plants grown there, plus let us touch and smell the various herbs and spices.
There is a small gift shop, which can become quickly crowed, but is well worth checking out.
Written April 4, 2022
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CheshireGoosegirl
Knutsford, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well worth taking the time to find this superbly set out and well organised spice garden. Our guide was lovely - very knowledgable and answered our barrage of questions (we are farmers!!) with a smile and plant of detail. The little shop is the perfect place to top up your kitchen spices!
Written February 23, 2020
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Having underestimated the travel time, we arrived close to lunchtime closing but were welcomed and shown round - how kind! It was a compact but very interesting tour, learning not only the culinary uses but also the medicinal uses for all the herbs and spices they grow. It was also good to be able to help them during the pandemic by buying from them too. It's well worth a visit.
Written November 23, 2021
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