St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens

Photo Credit: © Mick Kollins virginislandsdesigngroup.com
 

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

Location

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.

Nearby Restaurants

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.

Nearby Attractions

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 Tree Limin' Extreme, which is a quarter mile away Barret. You might also consider heading over to All Saints Anglican Church, 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.

Attractions Near St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Tree Limin' Extreme Other Attraction 0.3 mi. (3.0 km) NW Barret St. Thomas
All Saints Anglican Church 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

More Information

Hours

St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost

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.

Address

3A-18 Estate St. Peter, Barret, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Phone

(340) 774-4999

Website

http://www.greathousevi.com/

Email

info@greathousevi.com

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.