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Please join us for an exclusive preview party amid our beautiful historical ruins.  Enjoy tropical cocktails followed by a seated magical outdoor garden dinner under the stars at the Botanical Garden.  This evening offers a unique first look and chance to shop for rare orchids. Click here for tickets.

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The 49th Annual St. Croix Orchid Society will take place at the St. George Village Botanical Garden on February 21st-23rd.  View hundreds of beautiful orchids, and there will also be orchids for sale.

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Enjoy a moonlit tour of the Botanical Garden of the Virgin Islands led by Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, followed with a concert by Danish guitarist Soren Madsen known for playing everything “from Mozart to Metallica” Tickets $35. Cash bar and lite bites following the tour. Concert is in the Bodine Center. There will be some…

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Join us for a hands on workshop with Maria Simonnson, herbal educator and consultant in the Bodine Center at the Botanical Garden of the Virgin Islands.  In this workshop you will create local herb tinctures and oils to take home. Please bring your own chopping knife and cutting board.  All other supplies will be provided. …

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Join the fun July 7, 2019 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 food and drinks, arts and craft vendors, cultural dance performances,…

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Mango

MANGO MELEE 2019 :  July 7 at Botanical Gardens.  Tickets here. 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…

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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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