Castleton Gardens

Castleton Botanical Garden are located on either side of the Kingston to St. Mary main road. It was established on the 19th November 1862 as a result of problems with the botanical gardens at Bath, St. Thomas. Shortly afterwards, Castleton Gardens became one of the great gardens of the Hemisphere with its rich variety of plants. Castleton had over four thousand species of plants specially brought in from Kew garden to help experiment and discover new crops, plant extracts and economic potential.

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by Stephen Luscombe