Join St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he guides you through the Virgin Islands Rare Plant Intiative (VIRPI) garden. On display are some rare, threatened and endangered specimens being grown such as Jamaican Bell Flower, Boxwood, a rare Frangipani aka Plumeria and the elusive Puerto Rican Matabuey Tree (Goetzea elegans).
The COVID-19 virus has made the botanical garden into a secret garden since the Governor has closed all non-essential businesses. I think we might well consider the Garden to be essential in innumerable ways but here we are. March 23, 2020 was our mandated closing day but we have been active behind the gates. Surprisingly, … Learn More
Join St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he takes you on a virtual Earth Day Tour of the Garden’s reforestation program. Learn about invasive trees vs. trees that help our native trees grow as the Garden experiments with reforestation species like Saman, Tan Tan, the African Tulip Tree, the Trumpet Tree … Learn More
Join St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he ventures outside of the Botanical Garden to the coast of St Croix to talk about native coastal plants like Piscidia piscipula, commonly known as the Jamaica Dogwood or Fish Poison tree, the organ pipe cactus (Cephalocereus royenii) and more.
We hope you enjoyed your bunny hop through the Caribbean Islands. Tell us in the comments below how many you got correct! ANSWERS: Saint-Pierre, Martinique. The city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1902. Today this is Haiti. Kick ‘em Jenny is a submarine volcano growing from the sea floor just north of Grenada. … Learn More
Join Dewey for this week’s episode of “In the Garden with Dewey”, as he shows the unique aspects of the Century Plants that live in the Garden. Learn what a monocarpic plant is and more.