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St. George Village Botanical Garden


St. George Village Botanical Garden


The St. George Village Botanical Garden encompasses 16 acres with over 1,000 Caribbean and pan-tropical plants and trees growing against a backdrop of ruins and repurposed buildings of an old 18th century Danish colonial sugar plantation. 

Their palms collection includes over 25 species that grow in the Caribbean and adjacent regions of Central and South America.

Their Native Arboretum, containing over 20 species, is dedicated to trees that are considered "native" according to the oldest botanical records. These include Ceiba pentandra, Tecoma stans, and Hura crepitans. This collection contains many examples of trees that have had commercial or economic value and have been harvested to near extinction on the island.

Their Naturalized Forest provides visitors with an opportunity to walk through an area of shrubs, trees, and vines similar to the “bush” on St. Croix. Nothing has been planted in this forest which cannot be found growing throughout the island. The pathway parallels Mint Gut, a dry riverbed, and passes through areas containing native species as well as introduced, naturalized varieties.

They are home to some particularly charismatic specimens including several cannonball trees (Couroupita guianensis), sausage tree (Kigelia pinnata), an enormous baobab (Adansonia digitata), and a towering kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra).


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127 Estate St. George, Frederiksted, 00840-4459, U.S. Virgin Islands,
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