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Castleton, St Mary Parish, Jamaica — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Greater Antilles of the West Indies)
 

Castleton Botanical Formal Garden

 
 
Castleton Botanical Formal Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 23, 2022
1. Castleton Botanical Formal Garden Marker
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Castleton Botanical Formal Garden
Castleton Botanical Gardens was established on the 19th of November 1862 as a result of dissatisfaction with the site at Bath, St. Thomas. Castleton Gardens then became one of the greatest gardens of the western hemisphere with its rich variety of plants. In 1869, Dr. Hooker supplied 400 species of plants from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, England. In the upper or southern portion, plants were laid out by geographic areas (Asia, Africa) and divided in the palmetum, fernery, arboretum and the formal garden. Many plants introduced in the island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were planted here. These included the poinciana, bombay mango, the spathodea, navel orange, and tangerine.
 
Erected by US Agency for International Development (USAID).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1862.
 
Location. 18° 10.318′ N, 76° 49.441′ W. Marker
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is in Castleton, St Mary Parish. Marker can be reached from Route A3, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Palmetum (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Castleton Botanic Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Castleton Botanical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castleton Botanical Gardens Story (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Castleton Botanical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Wag Water River Walk (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in St Andrew Parish); Bob Marley (approx. 17.6 kilometers away in St Andrew Parish). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castleton.
 
A Gazebo near the Castleton Botanical Formal Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 23, 2022
2. A Gazebo near the Castleton Botanical Formal Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2022, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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