St. George Village Botanical Garden

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St. George Village Botanical Garden

St. George Village Botanical Garden
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You can stroll amid the ruins of this 17-acre estate, a former 19th-century sugarcane plantation village, which contains varied ecosystems from semi-arid cactus to lush green rain forest.
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Erik
Hanover, MD42 contributions
Dec 2020
My wife and I were happy to FINALLY find something open during these crazy COVID times. We were the first people to arrive and didn't see anyone else the entire time we were on the property. Once you sign the guest book and place your entry fee in the box provided you can take a map and begin your self-guided tour. We walked the entire park and took our time to read the signs and it took us two hours to complete the visit. Don't miss the St. Croix Sea Shell Society Museum in the Great Hall. The sea shells on display are pretty cool. Bring your own bottled water or drink if you want as the gift shop was not open, due to COVID. The entry fee for an adult under 60 is $8, which is a bargain.
Written December 13, 2020
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Adriana Z
Henderson, NV24 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The gardens are set in an old sugar plantation, which was a pleasant surprise. It is a self guided tour with well defined paths. There are several exhibits throughout the place, one of them was the sea shells of the island and another one was a small museum about the evolution of the island and the plantation itself. There are several bathrooms in the facility and the gift shop is stocked with local affordable local art and souvenirs. Very beautiful spot to visit!
Written August 13, 2020
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GroovyM
Kobe, Japan292 contributions
Oct 2021
Glad we took the time to visit. Entrance fee was $10 per adult. The self guided walk takes about 30-60 minutes and wasn't difficult to follow. The buildings and key points on the map are all marked. We learned some about the Dainsh plantation history and the many plant species that have been brought here.
Written October 29, 2021
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Bob M
4 contributions
Feb 2022
We spent about two hours meandering the 14 acre site. There are the ruins of a number of plantation buildings that punctuate gardens full of colorful and unusual flora. The placards around the grounds were all torn and falling apart - just laminated paper that can't survive the weather, so that was a disappointment, but just meandering around and soaking up the color and feeling the history of the place was great. There was a lot of history on display about how the sugar cane industry worked, and it gave a good window into how this industry exploited the labor of both slaves and indentured servants. It wasn't sweet working on a cane plantation, this was a good experience to see this.
Written February 18, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,328 contributions
Mar 2021
The gardens exceeded our expectations! They are easy to find, right off of the main road, and there is free parking right in front of the entrance. The gift shop is not open, so you put the entry fee ($8) in a box and then take a map for a self-guided tour. You can choose from a long or short route through the gardens, and the map has numbers that correspond to the numbers on the signage for each checkpoint. There are many different beautiful gardens to see, including rainforest and desert, and everything is built around the ruins of a sugar mill. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Written April 1, 2021
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Michael W
Redding, CT952 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to these botanical gardens, although I must admit that we did find it a bit difficult to follow the map. I think a few directional signs could be added for little outlay and would make navigation so much easier. Nevertheless, it’s a great place to spend an hour or two, depending on which path you choose to take.
Written August 23, 2021
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suematt70
Meriden, CT341 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We arrived around 10:00 and did a self guided tour of the old sugar plantation grounds and historical ruins. As we read our guide brochure and the signs along the way we couldn’t believe the huge variety of plants which were native to many different places in the world and the history of the area. It is run by volunteers. We did tour the gardens a few years ago and thought it was run down, but this year it was pretty impressive. There are restrooms in two locations, benches throughout to sit and reflect, and many shady spots along the walking trail. We spent about two hours enjoying the natural beauty and learning much history as well.
Written February 21, 2021
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J and G
Arizona19 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This is an amazingly gorgeous botanical garden steeped in history. A picture takers dream!
Spent a lovely 2 hours on a self guided tour and it was only $8 per person. We’re so glad we made this part of our trip.
Bring drinking water!
Written May 26, 2021
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Jack Courtney
Severn, MD201 contributions
Jan 2020
Our cruise ship scheduled this as one of the tours we could take on the island. (Other than gazing at Oprah's huge ship (Yaht) that was docked next to our ship. It was almost the same size as our cruise ship!) My wife and I found St. George Village Botanical Garden to be amazing! The way that they have it laid out shows that they had a lot of thought into planning it. The guide was very informative, and included some surprises to me and my knowledge of plants that included the plants history, medical uses and that they are all local plants. It's definitely a place to visit during a visit in St Croix! (Sorry, there is no bar on the site, so if drinking is your thing, take another trip to the rum factories on the island!
Written February 9, 2020
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Patricia D
Weymouth, UK262 contributions
Jul 2020
The gardens were very quiet when we visited which was a bonus as we practically had the place to ourselves. We used the self guided tour maps that gave us all the information that we needed. Stunning setting with lots of historical buildings and information . Very amused to find a “sausage tree” I thought sausages came from pigs and cows😂.
Well worth a visit if you want an experience where you can wander at your own pace. I’ve seen tours advertised for $50+ which seems extortionate when you can find all the info you need by yourself!!!
Written July 14, 2020
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