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Mamiku Gardens

September 19, 2015 -

Mamiku Gardens, Botanical Garden and Heritage Site

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Mamiku Gardens is located on the East Coast of St Lucia in the community of Praslin, near the Latille waterfall and the Descartiers Rainforest Trail. It is about a 45 Minute drive from Balenbouche Estate. The entrance is right along the main road, an easy and welcome stop on your way to or from the north of the island. The Historical Gardens of Madame de Micoud (Mamiku), set in 12 acres of natural woodlands, offer a colorful variety of gardens. Some on hilltops, some tucked away in the forest, including an orchid garden and medicinal herb garden. An abundance of birds, butterflies and Tropical Flowers continually surprise the visitor. Once the scene of fierce battles, like many other st lucia plantations, the gardens are now filled with tranquility and beauty. You can hike up to a viewing point overlooking Praslin Bay. At the small interpretation center and refreshment bar, you can view a collection of artifacts from the plantation period

The gardens are the only Caribbean garden ranked (#4) among Headwater’s Top 10 Spring Gardens (2011). The property is also a popular venue for weddings, cruise ships and school groups. However, most days, you will find just a few visitors, and the layout of the site diffuse any larger groups that might occasionally come through.

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