St. George Village Botanical Garden of St. Croix is a public non-profit organization, established in 1972, dedicated to the conservation, education, and preservation of the ethnobotanical heritage of the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are located on a sixteen acre site just off the Queen Mary Highway near Frederiksted. Our botanical collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties, are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar cane plantation and partially overlap an Amerindian settlement which dates back almost 2,000 years. For our rich history, we have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a designation we honor.
Botanical gardens are attractive retreats from a hectic world. But we are more. Our efforts to identify, propagate, and disseminate native species throughout the Virgin Islands ensure that our botanical heritage lives on. Our ongoing efforts to preserve our numerous early 1800s buildings and ruins are a commitment to future generations. Our educational functions promote greater understanding of people and place to visitors and young people on the islands who can better appreciate the Garden’s unique treasures and their importance to their lives.
We look forward to welcoming you at The Botanical Garden of the Virgin Islands.