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10 year anniversary: 1999 - 2009

Ten years ago the Miriam C. Schmidt Botanical Garden was inaugurated with the objective of preserving the native flora and fauna of St. Eustatius. Since then the garden has grown in size and stature with public gardens including a Sensory Garden, Palm Garden, Lookout Garden, Children’s Garden, and Fruit Garden. The Garden has also been featured in the 2009 publication ‘1001 Gardens to See Before You Die’, highlighting just how far it has come in ten short years. This page gives an overview of the development in Botanical Garden since it was started in 1999.

Garden entrance
View across the Palm Garden and St Kitts
The steps near the Pavillion
Looking across the Sensory Garden
Arbour development in the Sensory Garden
Concreting the entrance driveway
View across the Palm Garden

 

The Sensory Garden - outdoor classroom designed to explore and interact with different plants that appeal to the senses
Palm Garden - garden and pond area showcase various sizes and shapes of Palms
Look-Out Garden - shaded benches for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view of St. Kitts, and artist easels to pursue creative interests
Bird Observation Trail - information about bird species commonly observed in Quill woodland; links the Garden with the Quill National Park trail system
Children’s Garden - has a children’s playing area and shaded pavillion for visitors
Fruit orchard - home to at least 15 different species of young fruit trees like Lime Trees, Pineapple, Papaya, Banana Trees and Grapefruit Trees