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Thankfulness from the Garden Family!

“I am Thankful for Life, Family, Love, and Enchanting green space like the SGVBG. I am Thankful for Island Life. I am Thankful to GOD, for second chances.”

Positive T. Nelson, President of SGVBG Board of Directors

“I am thankful for our dedicated staff at the garden who work so hard because they appreciate the beauty and historical significance of the amazing property of SGVBG!”

Joanie Kupfer, Vice President of SGVBG Board of Directors 

“I’m thankful for the health and happiness of my family and friends, and I am immensely grateful that I come to work each day, greeted by a garden sanctuary, incredible co-workers, amazing volunteers, and the positive support from our Board of Directors.”

Becca Mendelson Hughson, Director of Administration, Development, Marketing, and Events  

“I am grateful for more than I can list in a day’s worth of writing. I do want to highlight the team of people I work with at the Garden, though. I feel incredibly lucky to work with such great people at such an amazing place. Thank you for everything you do for the Garden, St. Croix, and the world’s flora!” 

Isidor Ruderfer, Director of Horticulture and Facilities

“I give thanks for my family, friends and good health. Super grateful for the opportunity to work and learn at the same time. I am so grateful for all of our amazing volunteers! I love Marley and all my SGVBG family! Happy Holidays!”

Lucy Cabret, Nursery Manager

“I am thankful to be able to live on such a beautiful Island.”

Steve Grimes, SGVBG Board Member

“I’m thankful for all of the dedicated people who are so committed to the continuing success of our beautiful St George Village Botanical Garden.”

Denise Young, Volunteer Tour Guide

“Members of The St. Croix Orchid Society are grateful for the extraordinary opportunity to partner with the St George Village Botanical Garden and share our expertise to enhance the enjoyment of all who visit this extraordinary botanical, historical and cultural gift to St. Croix!”

Susan Kraeger, President of the St. Croix Orchid Society

“There is SO much that I am thankful for each and every day, but, I am truly thankful for CHOCOLATE! Any kind of chocolate. Chocolate goes well with everything else I’m thankful for perfectly!”

Rael Riddick, SGVBG Bookkeeper

“I’m very grateful for the people and community that comes together to keep places like the St. George Village Botanical Garden and other beautiful landmarks open and beautiful so we can all enjoy them! Thank you!”

Sanni Craft, SGVBG Board Member

“The St. Croix Seashell Society is so thankful that our Seashell Museum is part of the St. George Village Botanical Garden.  It provides us with the opportunity to incorporate seashells into the natural beauty of the garden.  With our education programs, we can include the historical and cultural aspects of seashells along with the rest of the historical and cultural value of the gardens and ruins.”

Sharon Grimes, St. Croix Seashell Society