Friday, 15 February 2013

Romney Manor estate, botanical gardens in St. Kitts

Most botanical gardens we have visited are indoor green houses. In The Netherlands and Belgium we don't have the climate to enjoy hundreds of trees and flowers during the winter period. Here in St. Kitts, the botanical gardens contain many different kind of palm trees. Some we have never seen before. Many trees and bushes grow fruit and berries.

These 400 years old gardens are well maintained and the wooden cottage contains a museum and shop. Here they show visitors how to make hand painted cloth and T-shirts. On one of the pictures, you see a lady at work. Behind the cottage end products are drying in the sun.

De meeste botanische tuinen die we bezocht hebben waren in reuze glazen kasten opgezet. In Nederland en België hebben we geen geschikt klimaat voor vele bomen en kleurrijke bloemen gedurende de winterperiode. Hier in St. Kitts is dit een ander verhaal, we hebben nog nooit zoveel verschillende palmbomen gezien. In de meeste bomen en struiken hangen ook nog eens fruit en bessen. 

Deze 400 jaar oude tuinen zijn goed onderhouden en het houten huis bevat een museum en winkel. Hier toont men bezoekers hoe handgeschilderde stoffen en T-shirts worden gemaakt. Op een foto zien we een vrouw aan het werk. In de achtertuin hangen enkele beschilderde producten te drogen.. 
 
Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Romney Manor St. Kitts

Previous San Juan article: Exploring nature at the old sugar mill in St. Kitts

Previous Botanic Garden article: Macro photography at University Botanic Gardens in Nové Mĕsto, Prague

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29 comments:

  1. What a colorful room this is on the bottom with the beautiful fabrics. Always of interest to me on these islands how colorful they are, both in paints, fabrics, and the amazing flowers! Lovely botanical gardens!

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  2. Oh I would be in photography HEAVEN there! My favorite shot - you two in the garden. That is indeed a keeper! A more relaxed and happy couple you could not find.

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  3. those are lovely photos... thanks for sharing... and i'm glad you find my blog at trafficg. anyway, i followed your blog.

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  4. Nog zo'n stukje aardsparadijs, Filip ! Zááááálig, toch... ?!
    Lie(f)s.

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  5. The picture of you two in front of the big tree is my favorite. Love the shades of green on the cottage!

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  6. •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰
    MERCI à toi Filip pour ces belles photos qui nous font voyager !!!

    Vous êtes beaux Kristel et toi sur ce banc !!!!!

    Les fleurs, la peinture sur tissu, le parc, etc... c'est MAGNIFIQUE !!!!

    GROS BISOUS ensoleillés de l'Asie
    Bon week-end à vous deux !!!!
    •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰ •✰

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  7. Goed om te zien dat er ook nog mooi weer bestaat Filip.
    Zit net als jullie te genieten tussen de bloemen en olijfboompie`s
    Fijn weekend.
    :)

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  8. Lots of wonderful exotic plants, flowers and fruits. I wonder if they are edible?

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  9. Thank you for these wonderful tropical photos on my cold CO evening!

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  10. Beautiful outdoor and there's some of the plants which can be found here in Malaysia. :)

    mt
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  11. those are beautiful images and unique plants too

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  12. What a beautiful place, rich with color, stunning greens and pretty unique plants! I really loved all the different shades in all the green plants!

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  13. This is a nice place to go, all greens, good for our eyes!! Hehe...

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  14. I LOVE tropical botanic gardens - but I've never seen one that's 400 years old! But I HAVE seen some of those same plants (like the red flower) downunder!!

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  15. what fun to join you both!

    Wishing YOU
    a happy weekend from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  16. In our dreary winter gray we can hardly get enough of your wonderful pictures from the Caribbean. It's great that you let us take part.
    Greetings
    J&C

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  17. You have so many memories to remember.
    This is a lovely place and you both looks (again) so happy.
    Have still a happy weekend.
    orvokki

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  18. Merci pour le voyage cela fait du bien du ciel bleu!! très chouette la photo de vous deux!!! bisoussssss

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  19. Jeetje wat gaaf die boom, krijg zin aan Olijven want ben er dol op.
    Heel indrukwekkend je foto`s.
    Groetjes en een fijn weekend.
    Cristien.

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  20. ♪♫º♫♫º
    Olá, amigos!

    Passei para conhecer seu blog e estou encantada.
    O Jardim Botânico é muito lindo!
    Algumas dessas plantas parecem com as que temos aqui.
    O trabalho da senhora nos tecidos é difícil e exige muita paciência.
    Temos alguns índios que fazem um trabalho parecido, em geral retratam plantas e animais dos locais em que vivem. Amei a reportagem... parabéns!

    ღ°Bom fim de semana! ♪♫º
    ♪♫♫º Beijinhos.
    ♪♫º Brasil.♪♫♫º
    ♫♪•.

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  21. What a beautiful place! I could spend hours walking and enjoying the views there...bringing my camera with me, of course.

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  22. I love too discovering botanical gardens...have discovered few in reunion island, Guadeloupe, its like a live-encyclopedia-discovery:-)))happy weekend!

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  23. All I am delighted.
    Lovely pictures.
    I admire the exotic plants. They are beautiful.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  24. Stunning photos! I really am in a hurry for spring time!

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  25. i like the photo of the two of you. :)

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  26. Heerlijk genieten is van deze mooie botanische tuin. Knap hoe die mensen proberen hun brood te verdienen.

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  27. een prachtige serie uit de Botanische Tuin Filip

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