The St Vincent Botanical Garden - Bought by Trading a Horse

The St Vincent Botanical Garden - Bought by Trading a Horse

Among the many natural landmarks of St Vincent, the biggest Island of St Vincent and the Grenadines, there is the Botanical Garden.

The island has a lush vegetation of its own, and this well preserved garden contains all the typical plants and animals of the country.

The Botanical Garden of St Vincent was founded in 1765 by George Young, also the owner of Young Island, which he bought trading it with a horse. It is the biggest garden of this kind of the Western Hemisphere.


Among other plants, in the garden you will find trees from all over the world and about 20 kinds of orchids, but the real highlights are the typical plants and animals of Saint Vincent:

The Cannonball Tree: its flowers flower at 6am and fall from the tree at 6pm.

The Amazona Guildingii: the national bird of SVG, a very colorful parrot.

The Breadfruit: the typical fruit of SVG that tastes like a potato but grows on a tree. As our guide Ozzy stated: "anything you can do with a potato, you can do it with breadfruit!"


The garden is open daily from 6am to 6pm and the admission is free. If you wish to have a guide you can leave a tip.



Thank you Discover SVG for inviting Traveldudes and organizing this trip!


Travel tip shared by Giulia Cimarosti


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