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Mamiku Gardens Review

One of St. Lucia's largest and loveliest botanical gardens surrounds the hilltop ruins of the Micoud Estate. Baron Micoud, an 18th-century colonel in the French Army and governor general of St. Lucia, deeded the land to his wife, Madame de Micoud, to avoid confiscation by the British during one of the many times when St. Lucia changed hands. Locals abbreviated her name to "Ma Micoud," which, over time, became "Mamiku." (The estate did become a British military outpost in 1796, but shortly thereafter was burned to the ground by slaves during the Brigand's War.) The estate is now primarily a banana plantation, but the gardens themselves—including several secluded or "secret" gardens—are filled with tropical flowers and plants, delicate orchids, and fragrant herbs.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Micoud Hwy., just north of Micoud Praslin
  • Phone: 758/455–3729
  • Cost: $6; guided tour, $8
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Location: Vieux Fort and the East Coast
Updated: 02-28-2014

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