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“Beautiful gardens and historical ruins in one visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. George Village Botanical Garden

St. George Village Botanical Garden
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Owner description: 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.
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens and historical ruins in one visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

This botanical garden is unique because it is set on the site of on old plantation, so you get to enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning a lot about the plantation. Plants are set among the ruins, with signage for both. You can follow a self-guided walking tour or just wander about. There are areas for palms, fruit trees, useful trees, succulents, hibiscus, orchids, roses, rainforest, and more. Well worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
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St.Croix and Floridaz
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A Beautiful and Historic Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We just visited St. George Village Botanical Garden again to attend the annual Christmas Spoken Here event. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and we noticed some new landscaping efforts that further highlight more of the planation ruins that dot the gardens.
The gift shop remains a wonderful place to find special items for yourself or for gifts.
I'd like to point out the tucked away toward the back of the property is a small, but interesting
museum exhibit with a scale model of the property as it was originally.

Visited December 2012
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Beautiful gardens built of the ruins of an old plantation, very interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the names of plants that we had seen and knew nothing about. The ruins were very interesting too.

Visited November 2012
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Somersworth,NH
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Off season not the best time to visit?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

I'm guessing we hit this at the wrong time in all fairness to them. My wife and I were the only 2 people there the day we went. The grounds were a little untidy, the paths needing some sweeping and trimming back mostly, cut the grass and some of the plants had dead foliage to be removed. They have some very good examples of tropical plant life of all types though. You do have to keep in mind that this is a preserved ruins of an old plantation, so some things will look old and dirty. As is the same everywhere on the island the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would come here again in the peak season to see if it is cleaned up a little better.

Visited October 2012
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Hayward, California
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“History and Plants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Great place to walk around and see the old buildings and all the varieties of trees and plants. Be sure to put on bug spray and wear a hat or long sleeves and pants as there can be many flying insects.

Visited August 2012
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