Grenada's Open Gardens

This page has been created to enable those visitors to Grenada, who are interested in gardening,
to find places of interest, created by like minded people.  They display the myriad forms of
the tropical plants which have been lovingly collected over many years, and which have
been carefully laid out in landscaped garden settings.

Gardens Open To the Public
(Listed Alphabetically)

A stroll through the lush garden surrounding the De La Grenade factory reveals a cornucopia of plant life from which the factory's signature jams, pepper jelly, nutmeg syrup, liqueur, seasonings, and sauces are made.  

The meandering nutmeg-shell-covered path takes you past a rich variety of spices and culinary and medicinal herbs, as well as a profusion of native flowers, shrubs, and fruit trees, while knowledgeable guides identify the vast array of flora, bringing the garden to life before your eyes and arming with you with a wealth of information on traditional foods and remedies.  

With plenty to scratch 'n sniff in the Nutmeg Garden, you may then make your way to the factory shop to sample and purchase the award-winning finished products.

Contact:De La Grenade Industries Ltd
Tel: (473) 440-3241 or 435 4819 | Fax: (473) 440-7626
Web Page:
Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm
Admission: $5.75 US

Back-to-back with Laura Herb & Spice Garden in St. David's, this is a hidden private garden that cascades down the side of a hill.  At the top, there's a wall that is stocked with a host of orchids, a bath tub with rather shy fish, roses, and plenty more.

As you progress to the lower region, you come into an ample area of thickly intermingled shady trees (cocoa, mango, carambola, coffee, cashew and plenty of foliage plants).  Among all this, there's a spacious deck where you can catch your breath and enjoy the shade.  Just opposite, there's a little wooden house in which Gemma is collecting memorabilia.

Gemma's is a delightful hybrid of the decorative and the useful: a working fruit and vegetable garden with a dash of heliconia here and there, some anthuriums, some costos ginger, and other bursts of colour.  The house at the top is fringed with bougainvillea, potted cacti, and more colour. Gemma (and her dog) will show you round all this with infectious enthusiasm, and round the visit off with a fruit drink from one of the trees you've just met.

Visits by appointment only

Contact: Gemma Flemming
Tel:  (473) 443 5950 or (473) 533 9693
Contact through: Sunsation Tours and Rentals
Tel:  (473) 444 1594

The property sits just below the ruins of the historic Governor General's residence at the top of a natural ampitheatre which was formed by the crater of an extinct volcano. It overlooks The Lagoon, the port, Fort George and part of the town of St. Georges, with a magnificent view to the South of the island, Grand Anse Beach and Point Salines peninsula.

In Hyde Park's one and a half acres you will see an abundance and variety of palms, cycads, crotons, heliconias, bougainvillea and other tropical plants.

Hyde Park also houses a unique collection of orchids which have been gathered over the decades which the owners Fay & John Miller have spent living and working in numerous countries in the Caribbean and Central America.

Hyde Park Garden, which is situated on Woolwich Road, in Grenada's capital city of St. Georges, is open to the public by appointment only, (Morning Tour: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri ~ or Sunset Tour: inc wine, sandwiches
5-7pm). Tours can be arranged either through the tour desk at your hotel, or directly by calling Hyde Park at Tel:  473-440-8395 or by E-mail:

Tours can also be arranged prior to departing the UK by calling(Edinburgh) 0131-202-3103 or from North America (Toronto) 416-628-8714.
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Come and enjoy nature's scent and sound of our Garden.   Your experience will be made enchanting with Grenadian Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants all laid out along easy to walk trails.

Contact: Mary Barry
Address: Laura Lands, St. Davids, Grenada, West Indies
Tel: (473) 443 2604
Fax: (473) 443 2600
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm. Weekends and holidays by appointment
Admission: $2.00 USD or $5.00 ECD

Smithy's Garden, Morne Jaloux lies on a gentle slope of 1.8 acres at 1,000 ft above sea level and has a wild feel to it.

Rainforest plants like Heliconia Johnson Beharry V.C., ornamental bananas, giant heliconias, Heliconia wagneriana, gingers and pandamus abound in the newer garden, while in the older more formal garden there are new water features, colourful borders of flowering orchids, anthuriums, ferns and bromeliads. Birds have made their home in the palms, cedar, mahogany, and breadfruit trees. Herbs, cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee and an abundance of foliage as well as sloping lawns surround you!

Location Morne Jaloux St George's (by Fort Frederick)
Owner: Anne McIntyre-Campbell
Charge US$10 by appointment (see below)
Viewing:- contact Caribbean Horizons Tours
Tel: 473 444 1555/407 3019
Web Page:
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Described by American Horticultural Society as, "the most extensive nursery in the Caribbean" (in terms of variety of plants).

The Garden contains a collection of rare and unusual plants, trees and palms. Of great interest to the tropical plant enthusiast.

St Rose Nursery, PO Box 21, St. George's Estate, St. George's, West Indies
Tel: (473) 440 5870
Fax: (473) 440 0486
Owner: John Criswick
Open 8am to 4pm every day except Sunday. Unguided tour of garden and nursery US $6.00 or EC$15.00 per person. Entry free to those purchasing one plant minimum.

The garden, is probably Grenada's most beautifully presented private garden and was shown on Britain's Channel 4 TV Network in "Gardens of the Caribbean".   Five acres in all, 100 year old mahogany trees shade exotic hibiscus hybrids and bromeliads.

Cuban royal palms & bottle palms distinguish the top front lawn.  There is a pond with Japanese Koi Carp, a citrus grove, travellers palms, an African Baobab and cashew nut trees, nutmeg, & other exotic flora.

Tours by appointment only.
If staying on the Island: through Sunsation Tours (
If on an organised cruise ship tour, details may be obtained from Geo F Huggins & Co Ltd
(473) 440 2747
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This 30-year-old tropical paradise is a must for all garden enthusiasts, the only one of its kind in Grenada.   It's a mixture of the old and the new, divided between the house, the garden, and the forest. The garden hosts over 5,000 varieties of plants.  Nature certainly hits you in the face as you stroll through the well-established trails of the Sugar Mill ruins.

You can choose between a guided tour or to wander on your own equipped with your information pack.   End your tour with a refreshing drink, whilst choosing from local products on sale.

Contact: Albert St. Bernard
Tel: (473) 404 6266 or (473) 435 4544
Web Page:
*Entrance fee charged
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Note:  Descriptions of gardens are as supplied by the owners

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