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St. George Village Botanic Garden

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Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix - Frederiksted

Institution Code: VISG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
St. George Village Botanic Garden
127 Estate St. George
St. Croix 00840 Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Telephone: (340) 692-2874
Fax: (340) 692-6154
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Brinsley Burbidge
    Curator's Name: David M. Hamada, Horticulture Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1975
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 8 Hectares
    Latitude: 17.71514
    Longitude: -64.83055
    Annual Rainfall: 1500 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: Located on the site of a former Saladoid and Taino Village (dating back over 2000 years) and a Danish sugar cane plantation and Slave village, the Gardens 16 acres house the most comprehensive collection of Virgin Island plants in existence. The Garden is open to visitors 364 days a year. The Gardens education and conservation programs are based on this collection.
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  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 22
    Number of Volunteers: 40

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1
  • Special Collections:Native plants, tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Medicinal plants. Wild plants of economic importance.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Floristics: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes