Enjoy a sensory journey into St Lucia’s history and culture on this guided tour of Greenwood Terrace gardens. Stroll through sloping grounds bursting with fruit trees, flowers and tropical plants. Get to know some of the flavors and scents used long ago by the island’s original inhabitants, the Antillean Arawak, in medicine and cuisine. Taste fruits, rum and island delicacies, and learn which traditions have survived over time. Bonus: Hotel transport is included.
After hotel pickup, travel with your knowledgeable guide to Greenwood Terrace, an elaborate garden of fruits and flowers located on the northwestern hills of St Lucia. During your 2.5-hour tour, get to know the history and culture of the island through its unique flavors and scents.Stroll through the sloping, lush grounds and stop by a traditional medicinal herb garden. Listen to local folklore and check out plants like neem, moringa, and pomegranate — types of herbs, spices and plants used by the indigenous forefathers to heal sickness.Learn about bay rum, derived from bay leaves, and discover new ways to use locally made coconut oil. Along the way, engage your taste buds by trying fruits, island delicacies, rum and more.Gaze at an old iron pot called a platene, an Arawak cooking tool used in the process of turning raw cassava into farine, cassava flour. Pass by a traditional fowl coop, an outdoor cooking fireplace and a clay oven used to bake cassava bread. Next, browse through displays of historical artifacts showing how Arawak, European and African cultures have formed the island’s culture, and learn engaging facts about traditional Creole dress and headwear. Your lovely afternoon tour ends with transport back to your hotel.