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You are invited to Celebrate USVI Arbor Day at the St. George Village Botanical Garden…Walk and Talk Trees with Dewey.  This special tour of the Garden is being offered from 10am to 11am on Friday, September 25th.  The tour is limited to the first ten people to sign up by emailing events@sgvbg.org to hold your space!  Cost:…

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Mango

The 24th Annual Mango Melee will be a virtual, live-stream event due COVID-19 restrictions. Join the Garden virtually for the year’s juiciest event – VIRTUAL Mango Melee! Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more details. Featured will be live broadcasts of the Children and Adult’s Mango Eating contest, Mango Cooking demonstrations, and Mango mixology…

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Enjoy yoga in the St. George Village Botanical Garden. Please bring your own mats, water and wear your masks. Yoga will be outdoors. Admission to the Garden is free; a donation to the instructor is encouraged but not required.

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Due to COVID-19, this year’s Mango Melee will be virtual! Join the fun July 12, 2020 as the St. George Village Botanical Gardens hosts their annual Mango Melee! This popular family-friendly event offers kids activities,  educational workshops, the ‘Mango Dis, Mango Dat’ food competition, tropical fruit demonstrations and tastings, and the ever-popular Mango Eating Contests. Enjoy local…

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Mango

Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world, but besides their coveted flavor and sweetness, they also offer a ton of nutritional benefits. St. Croix is one of the best places on earth to be during mango season. In late June and early July the island is dripping with dozens of varieties of…

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Explore Sugar Mill Plantation Ruins

You have probably seen dozens of historic sugar mills dotting the landscape of St. Croix. Many of these mills were constructed between 1750 and 1800 when, while under Danish rule, St. Croix was one of the richest sugar producing islands in all of the Caribbean. These picturesque mills and remaining sugar plantation ruins now serve as reminders…

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Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

The nature and history of St. Croix come together in perfect harmony at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.  This sprawling sixteen acre property is a quiet haven of beautiful foliage mingled with rambling historic plantation ruins. Come reconnect with nature, relax amongst the shade trees, and take in the delicate fragrances and diverse scenery the…

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St. Croix Heritage Trail

The St. Croix Heritage Trail is a self guided tour of the island’s many historic sites, cultural attractions, and natural areas. The trail links many of St. Croix’s major historic attractions such as Whim Plantation Museum, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, and Christiansted National Historic Site, as well as plantation and sugar factory ruins, churches, scenic…

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Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden is an annual event hosted by St. George Village Botanical Garden each March. A fun, modern spin on a traditional Garden Party, Art in the Garden is a two day affair that takes place each March. The event kicks off with a Champagne Artists’ Reception. This first event features framed local…

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Safari Tour with Sweeny

Long time local, Sweeny Toussant, greets me and a small group of visitors in his open-air bus. We are ready to explore the wondrous places of St. Croix. Sweeny, his Safari Tour, and the bright red tour bus are well known icons on St. Croix. This tour should be a lot of fun, with fresh…

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Nature

Located on the west end of St. Croix is a place where beauty, history, and culture blend together in an inviting atmosphere. It is here you learn of the mysterious “weed woman” and the cures she has concocted from an array of plants. Here you see remnants of history in the remains of an old…

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Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

Explore St. Croix’s Botanical Life on this Historic Estate! St. George Village Botanical Garden is dedicated to conservation and preservation of both the historical and living collections on its grounds. The Garden’s mission is to conserve the native plant species of St. Croix, as well as threatened species of other Caribbean islands suited to local…

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The 22nd Annual Mango Melee

Every July, Mango Melee is hosted by the St. George Village Botanical Gardens. This popular summer event helps develop a greater appreciation for tropical fruits, especially mangoes, and educates the public about growing these fruits and the many ways they can be used. Mango Melee offers educational workshops as well as fun activities for children and…

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