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“Average gardens but interesting tour”
Review of Mamiku Gardens

Mamiku Gardens
Ranked #56 of 179 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 1 March 2017

We combined a visit to the gardens with a round trip through the adjacent forest with a local guide. We learnt about the growth and production of bananas and the uses of coconuts. This was the more interesting part of the visit. The gardens themselves were disappointing - there were not many orchids in bloom. We had lunch at the café in the grounds - tuna sandwiches, banana cake, ice cream and lemonade.

Thank Andrew C
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"banana cake"
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"guided tour"
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"humming birds"
in 5 reviews
"tuna sandwich"
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"head gardener"
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"wonderful collection"
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"garden complex"
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"medicinal herbs"
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"medicinal properties"
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"tropical plants"
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"atlantic coast"
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"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"fish cakes"
in 2 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 3 reviews
"rodney bay"
in 5 reviews
"local guide"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are staying at the Fox Grove Inn (see separate report) then you are just twenty minutes walk from Mamiku Gardens. The entrance fee is EC$ 20 and is paid to the lady who runs the little cafe. The gardens are well laid out and contain a huge variety of trees and shrubs as well as flowers in season. The gardens are quiet and there's plenty of bird life to observe. If you have a couple of hours to spare the gardens are well worth the effort of getting there.

1  Thank Mike L
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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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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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