With a smiling face and a friendly word, Catherine Jarvis, lovingly known as “Miss Catherine”, has greeted guests in our Garden Store since June 6, 2011. Keeping the shelves stocked and beautifully displayed Miss Catherine is known for her sense of humor and wit. Originally from Dominica, she especially loves working at the store because … Learn More
I don’t think any of us needed reminding that we are in a severe drought, but historic levels of Sahara dust have arrived anyway. The strange effect reminds me of so many odd things like fog in New England to overcast winter days in Ohio. While the Sahara Air Layer (SAL) over us will make … Learn More
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Join St George Village Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, on a botanical journey from the New World to the Old World as you learn more about the delicious Cacao or Cocoa Tree. Find out how it got its scientific name Theobroma cacao which translates to “Food of the Gods”.
In this week’s episode of “In the Garden with Dewey”, St. George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, explores the tropical rubber tree, Ficus Elastica (a strangler fig) trees that grow on St Croix and discusses some of their interesting characteristics!
Join St George Village Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he introduces you to the new planters that frame the entrance to the Garden. Momma cat joins him as he talks about the plants that have a new home – including the cutest dwarf banana trees that will actually fruit!
May eleventh was a milestone for the Botanical Garden. On that day, we were able to open the Garden to our members! All of us were so glad to see visitors again and quite a few of you came out that first day.We remain open to Members and their guests from 9:00 am to 1:00 … Learn More
Michael spent over 30 years designing and re-designing as well as constructing golf courses in the Northeast including all field engineering. In addition, he owned apartment houses and rental homes. Michael has been working at SGVBG since August 2016. His days begin with picking up all fallen limbs and debris around the Garden. Mulching and … Learn More
Dewey discusses the Garden’s use of successional gardening with companion plants using the Maga Tree (Thespesia grandiflora), a beautiful hibiscus tree, as an example. See how planting these alongside the Brazilian Potato Tree (Solanum wrightii) can help increase growth rate.
Meditation in our Garden is usually held each Tuesday in our Bodine Visitor Center from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Meditation is led by different spiritual teachers and healers in our St. Croix community. While we are currently unable to physically gather and meditate we would like to bring a guided meditation to you. This … Learn More
St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, shows off one of his favorite plant families – Anthuriums! See what these popular house and garden plants have in common with bromeliads and litter baskets.
Join St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he tours you through the Garden behind the scenes during the COVID-19 lockdown to see that life still goes on! Work continues behind the scenes and the Garden continues to grow. There’s even a special cameo appearance by Garden dog, Marley!
We are happy to announce that the Botanical Garden will be reopening in phases beginning Monday, May 11th 2020. The Garden will have limited admittance and revised hours as follows below: Phase One Reopening: Monday, May 11th the Botanical Garden opens to Garden Members and their Guests only from 9am to 1pm Monday through Saturday. … Learn More