Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden

Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden

Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nature & Wildlife AreasParksGardens
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are open Wednesday- Sunday from 9:00-4:00. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Reservations not required. We look forward to sharing Phantasea with our visitors and locals. This hillside tropical garden is full of beautiful blooming orchids, bromeliads, lilies, palms, and more. . Come and relax in the calming serenity of nature as lizards scurry about and butterflies and birds fly throughout the garden. Stop and rest in our Balinese gazebo or at our other seating areas. Visit our resident wildlife - parrots, tortoises, peacocks and chickens - and learn about the garden plants and inhabitants with our interpretive signs. Approx. 45 minutes - one hour average time to visit. Great for children and families. Cold water, tropical juices and snacks for sale. Blooming orchids and tillandsias (air plants) also for sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. Easy to find, just follow the signs posted along the roadways , or use Google maps.(DO NOT use GPS!)
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  • Michael
    Hilton Head, South Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Put Phantasea on your must see list!
    First time we’ve been back since the hurricanes and Phantasea is just as lovely now as we remembered it. Highly recommend taking a few hours to see this gem and visit with the very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Amazing plants and orchids, an escape from the sun, and no bugs. Very relaxing!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Angie
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s worth the steps.
    It’s a beautiful garden. It’s a terraced garden so you will be walking up and down stairs. There are plenty of place to rest if you need to. The orchards are lovely and it’s awesome to see how the owner has brought so many plants together symbolically. The view up near the top is amazing. Be sure to stop and appreciate it all.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Mary A
    Monroe, New Jersey10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place!
    What a hidden gem! The garden was beautiful and filled so many amazing orchids among other plants. Lots of steps but nothing too steep and there were resting places/benches along the way. We spent 1 1/2 hours here and loved talking to the woman who was in charge and very knowledgeable (sorry, I don't recall her name). We left with two plants 😁. Would 100% recommend checking Phantasea out!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Pam V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’re very glad we went!
    The grounds were amazingly well-kept. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. She shared her knowledge not only about the plants, but about the animals there also. She told us about each chicken and turtles personality, which added character to the visit and we talked about long after we left. It was a wonderful experience!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Caleb Carley
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite an amazing experience!
    Everyone who works here is an absolute delight. I would recommend this for everyone who visits the island. It’s small and takes maybe 20 minutes. It was ten dollars a person, and worth it. Me and my family of four had a great time, for a quick visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 22, 2023
  • swifs
    Sarasota, Florida224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Garden Visit.
    We had a wonderful visit to the garden while our daughter did the Zipline further up the mountain. The owner and other employees were very pleasant and friendly. The garden was well laid out and even though it hugged the side of the hill we had no difficulty managing as there were railings throughout. There were chairs or benches where we could take our time to view the flowers and birds. A nice way to spend a few hours on St Thomas off the beaches!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Arya S
    Austin, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Garden
    I went to this beautiful garden with my family. Let me say, words cannot describe how utterly majestic the garden is. It was such a sight to see the diverse collection of plants as well as animal species in the garden. The owner and her friend were so warm towards us. Talking to them felt as if they were old friends of ours. They made the trip to the garden all the more enjoyable. I would give this place a limitless amount of stars if I could.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 23, 2023
  • ElisabettaR17
    Tampa, Florida87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice garden
    We spent an hour in this pleasant garden and took lots of photos of stunning flowers and a great variety of plants. We learned a lot from the detailed explanations. Cost is $10 per person. The road is one way so you need to make sure you are driving up the hill with the garden on your right. Four car parking in front of the entrance. They sell juice, snacks, gifts and fresh eggs ($8 a dozen, a very good deal for St Thomas).
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Glitchy
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous plants, amazing views!!
    We stopped here on the way to Megans bay. It is worth a stop. It is a beautiful garden if you like botanical gardens which my travel group does... but it would be worth it for the views alone! there are a couple of spots where it opens up and you can see megans bay so perfectly from this spot!!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 2, 2024
  • perpetualpassenger
    Keystone Heights, Florida54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit.
    We visited Phantase on a beautiful cloudy rainy day in the morning. This is a garden for the sure-footed traveler. Steps through the thick forest and lovely flower lined paths create this beautiful botanical getaway. The interpretive signs were helpful and made the experience much more meaningful. There are benches and seating areas along the trails as well as a restroom for guests. Ponchos are offered for an additional $2 if needed. The staff was very pleasant and called a taxi for us once it was time to head out.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 10, 2024
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soxfan1975
Needham, MA241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Absolutely gorgeous wildlife sanctuary with knowledgable and friendly staff. Liz was particularly amazing! She went above-and-beyond to share fun facts about the garden's flora and fauna with enthusiasm. The informative signage throughout the walking trail was also very educational. We loved seeing gorgeous orchids and other plants, coexisting with hummingbirds, bananaquits, lizards, and tortoises.
Written August 11, 2021
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Amy T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This is a beautiful tropical garden with views overlooking the water. Make sure to use Google maps to find it! The current hours are weekends only (which we didn't know until we called on a Monday), but the owner was close by and actually let us come in for a private experience! The owner was so friendly and accommodating, sharing her love for gardening and knowledge of plants. You'll also get to spot some local birds, banaquits and hummingbirds. Such a beautiful place, I would definitely recommend visiting on your next trip to St. Thomas!
Written June 21, 2020
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perpetualpassenger
Keystone Heights, FL54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We visited Phantase on a beautiful cloudy rainy day in the morning. This is a garden for the sure-footed traveler. Steps through the thick forest and lovely flower lined paths create this beautiful botanical getaway. The interpretive signs were helpful and made the experience much more meaningful.

There are benches and seating areas along the trails as well as a restroom for guests. Ponchos are offered for an additional $2 if needed. The staff was very pleasant and called a taxi for us once it was time to head out.
Written February 10, 2024
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jkzoo
Mansfield, OH896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This place appears to be the work of one or two ladies, who are still adding to it. The many orchids i expected to see were apparenlty not blooming at the time (there were a few). Lots of wildlife though - lizards, many birds, chickens , peacocks and a lovely lady to answer your questions and provide you with info.
Written June 10, 2021
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Josh W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We loved the Phantasea Botanical Garden. They had so many beautiful plants growing in their natural habitat, and there were many different types of birds and lizards enjoying the space too. They had good documentation in the areas to learn more about the plants. The path is a simple circle located on the side of a hill with good steps and railings throughout. There were a few spots with benches and tables along the path to stop and relax which was really cool too. We could have stayed there all day. I believe it was just $10 for entry too which was well worth it to support such a cool, natural space.
Written March 16, 2022
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Rebecca T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Our group of ten (two families) really enjoyed this small botanical garden! The shade of the canopy kept everyone nice and cool as we learned all about the local plants and how they're thriving after two devastating hurricanes. The orchids are gorgeous and the other native plants are just as breathtaking. Definitely worth stopping by while you're in St. Thomas!
Written December 26, 2021
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Pam V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The grounds were amazingly well-kept. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. She shared her knowledge not only about the plants, but about the animals there also. She told us about each chicken and turtles personality, which added character to the visit and we talked about long after we left. It was a wonderful experience!
Written May 24, 2023
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Mary A
Monroe, NJ10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
What a hidden gem! The garden was beautiful and filled so many amazing orchids among other plants. Lots of steps but nothing too steep and there were resting places/benches along the way. We spent 1 1/2 hours here and loved talking to the woman who was in charge and very knowledgeable (sorry, I don't recall her name). We left with two plants 😁. Would 100% recommend checking Phantasea out!
Written May 9, 2023
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HappyKangaroo
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
WOW. My friends and I loved this place. @LuzElena gave us a wealth of information about the native and non-native flora on the island as well as their uses. I would recommend wearing good walking shoes as you'll be going up and down winding paths. It's about 2 acres but feels a lot bigger. Can't say enough about how much we loved this place.
Written June 12, 2021
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Valerie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was one of the highlights during our trip to St Thomas. The orchids are breathtaking and you get occasional glimpses of the sea through the trees. We really enjoyed talking with the owner, who is very personable. Even my husband enjoyed it, after being dragged along.
Written February 3, 2023
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