Welcome to the Botanical Garden of the US Virgin Islands

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  • From the Desk of Director Isidor Ruderfer
    Greetings, and thank you for welcoming me into the extended family of the St. George Village Botanical Garden! I am honored that the Board of Directors has added me to their team of wonderful people who are all working so hard to nurture and cultivate this incredibly special place. I am inspired by the dedication
  • Hog Plum Curry
    At SGVBG, we are in the heart of hog plum season (not to mention June plum, and governors plum).  With all of the fruit piling up, it begs the question:  What do we DO with all of these plums?  This recipe will give you a sweet, mildly spiced and mildly tangy curry that is best
  • From the Desk of Director Becca Mendelson Hughson
    As August faded away, we found ourselves gently gliding into the month of September.  In the states, September means pumpkin spice and cozy fall sweaters.  On St. Croix, we find ourselves immersed in what I jokingly refer to as “the armpit of the summer.”  The blazing sun, paired with thick humidity makes September the ideal
  • An Interview with our Head Tour Guide, Denise Young
    Interviewed by Joan Kupfer – Vice President of the SGVBG Board of Directors How long have you been volunteering at the garden? I started volunteering at the garden in 2008, so this is the 13th year! Did you start as a tour guide? Yes I started as a tour guide.  Nothing in my background would
  • Mango Colada
    By:  Becca Mendelson Hughson Director of SGVBG Host of MOMosa Monday on WSTX AM 970 Fill your blender up to the top with ice 1 cup of Cruzan Rum (white or your choice of flavor) 1 can coco lopez 1 or 2 fresh or frozen chopped mangos (depending on size) Optional: ½ cup mango puree