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“Good but not brilliant. Call in if you are passing maybe”
Review of Mamiku Gardens

Mamiku Gardens
Ranked #65 of 177 things to do in St. Lucia
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Owner description: This 22-acre garden estate includes the ruins of an 18th-century house and three distinct gardens.
Reviewed 12 February 2017

OK, it was a very quiet day, but the reception was off-hand and the 'refreshments' were a joke.
Having said that, the place is interesting but not desperately well maintained. Lots of lovely orchids, and the deepest softest lawn ever! Lots of plant marking numbers but finding the relevant plants was more problematic.
More interesting are the remains and their story at the summit of the garden. A stiff climb, but on a decent path. we went back the other way, but that was steep and slippery. Go back down the main path.

Thank BBRT
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"medicinal herbs"
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

As members of the RHS we were keen to visit these gardens even though it was quite a trek from Castries.(For the non Brits, RHS is the Royal Horticultural Society and Wisley is their flagship garden in Surrey.) Although the botanical list we were given had a a few hundred entries most of the plants were poor and uninteresting. The best attraction was a couple of humming birds which we saw in the so called "Veronica's Garden" although we had seen these before in the Fox Grove Inn a mile or so up the road.

I realise that this is somewhat of a fledgling business and does provide local employment but the owner really does have to make more effort to turn it into a destination venue in St Lucia.

Thank JohnSCD
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Mamiku offers well presented gardens (with fauna guide) in part shade set in peaceful grounds. Worth stopping by if you're in the area. There is a cafe and restrooms in the grounds.

Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

A delightful and serene way to spend a Sunday afternoon, it is off the beaten track located on the East Coast of St. Lucia, between the villages of Praslin and Mon Repos on the way to the airport. Tour operators seems to want to shuttle you off to Soufrière which is quite beautiful of course with the Pitons and the Sulfur springs, however I wanted to explore other parts of the island. This is a hidden gem.
Mamiku Gardens is a family owned botanical garden designed by the owner Veronica Singleton-Smith (you can tell it is her labour of love) Get a guided tour with Gilbert. He’s knowledgeable with a pleasant personality. He makes the garden come alive. Mamiku Garden is divided into different-themed areas separated by woodland walks. Mystic Garden with the Orchids growing naturally, Secret Garden, Grandpa's Old House with tropical flowers and plants and fragrant herbs and their uses.
Also, there is a three hours hiking tour that will take you through the forest if you not interested in the gardens. You will learn a lot about the agriculture in St. Lucia. The Mamiku garden is rich with history and if you have a guided tour you can learn about the intriguing history between the French and the English at the time the Sugar era began. There is rum tasting and rum punch for you too.
We drove to the gardens by ourselves but you can book a tour through your tour operator or at their website. It was a pleasant and peaceful way to be surrounded by luscious nature. You can go through the gardens in an hour or hiking for 3 hours. Bring your camera and good pair of walking/hiking shoes Cost: $20ECD

2  Thank projectno
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

This garden is located in a much drier conditions than Botanical Gardens, so cannot and should not be compared. We couldn’t work out plants against a plant guide given to us but we enjoyed peacefulness of this garden, learning about history of the Micoud Estate and meeting an affectionate local cat. Sadly orchids has just finished flowering.

Entry charge is slightly more expensive than Botanical Gardens (EC$20 per person against EC$17,50).

It is clearly sign posted and is located near another attraction - Latille Falls (EC$10 per person), which offers good setting for photos.

Thank ulchiki
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