Set atop a volcanic peak on the island of St. Thomas is the 150-acre plantation, St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens. The property was built originally in the 19th century, and now serves as a popular spot to host weddings and events, as well as a botanical garden that is open to the public for touring.
The Great House is set on 20,000 square feet of property and is able to accommodate a whopping 500 guests per event.
From the outdoor observation deck you can view more than 15 other islands and cays. What a way to start your tour. From there, a stroll through the gardens will showcase glimpses of tropical birds, butterflies, and fish, a waterfall, and 150 different species of tropical plants, including over 20 different orchid varieties.
Back at the house, guests marvel over the West Indian architecture that holds a collection of Caribbean artwork inside.
St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens is located in Barret, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie; it is a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Charlotte Amalie.
If you get hungry visiting the gardens, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll discover numerous choices of restaurants in this area. St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, which serves Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for garden visitors. Also close-by, you and your companions will have options including North Side Bistro & Brewery and Hull Bay Hideaway where you and your companions might eat some American fare and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.
Active travelers that like botanical gardens, and would like to see others, might check out Botanical Gardens at Blackbeard's Castle and Butterfly Garden; the first is a mile and a half to the southeast of this page's attraction. There are at least one or two other places of interest in the area, including , which is a quarter mile away Barret. You might also consider heading over to , which is another attraction not far away.
If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.
|Other Attraction||0.3 mi. (3.0 km)||NW||Barret||St. Thomas|
|Historic Site||--||--||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul||Historic Site||1.3 mi. (1.0 km)||SSE||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Market Square||Historic Site||1.3 mi. (0.8 km)||SSE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim||Historic Site||1.3 mi. (0.5 km)||SE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Dutch Reformed Church||Historic Site||1.4 mi. (0.5 km)||SE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Blackbeard's Castle||Historic Site||1.4 mi. (0.4 km)||SE||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||Museum||1.4 mi. (0.4 km)||SE||Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
While the cost of an event held at the great house varies, to tour the gardens you will pay $5(USD) per adult and $2.50(USD) for children aged 11 and under.
3A-18 Estate St. Peter, Barret, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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