St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens

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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's a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Charlotte Amalie.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be chowing down on a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the botanical gardens. St Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens, which plates up Caribbean meals, offers convenient access to these botanical gardens. North Side Bistro & Brewery and Sib's on the Mountain are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Sib's on the Mountain you should be sure to try out American meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like gardens, and have the energy to view some others, might consider a trip to Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden and Butterfly Garden; the first is a half mile to the east-southeast of St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens. Other local activities include Tree Limin' Extreme, which is a quarter mile away Barret. You might also want to consider making the trip to All Saints Anglican Church, which is another nearby attraction.

If a visit to the St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest 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
French Heritage Museum Museum 1.4 mi. (1.4 km) S Frenchtown St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle Historic Site 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.

Location: 3A-18 Estate St. Peter, Barret, St. Thomas

Phone

(340) 774-4999

(340) 774-1723

Website

http://www.greathousevi.com/

Email

info@greathousevi.com

 

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