Trip Planner: Caribbean / U.S. Virgin Islands / St. Croix / Frederiksted / St. George Village Botanical Garden
Take a trip through botanical and historical heritage at St. George Village Botanical Garden. Established in 1972, the organisation dedicates its work to conservation and education of indigenous plant life. Immerse yourself in an environment that hosts over 1,500 native and exotic species of plant, set amongst 19th century Danish sugar cane plantation ruins. The garden's herbarium boasts an impressive 5,000 dried and pressed specimens that make up 80% of the plant life known to exist on the islands. A colorful, quirky gift shop offers a range of botanical themed gifts to take home, with a notable collection of cook books. Using our world travel planner, St. Croix attractions like St. George Village Botanical Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
St. George Village Botanical Garden reviews
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... more »
We wandered thru the park with a self guided brochure. We saw 1 or 2 workers but no other tourists. The brochure was enough for us to see the story, were there for about 2 hours, we left a... more »
Beautiful gardens. Definitely worth $8 admission price. I really enjoyed the self guided tour. We could explore at our own pace. Also enjoyed learning about St. Croix history as we explored the grounds.
Living in St.Croix is like living anywhere else. You work, you run the kids, you shop for groceries, you cook dinner, you try to find time to relax. However... If you take just one day a week to enjoy where you are, you have 52 days of vacation a year in paradise!! One of those days in each season should be given to these beautiful gardens. Local or tourist, this is more than an attraction. It is the preservation of both the plants and the knowledge about those plants that are so integral to making St. Croix the paradise it is.
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