St. George Village Botanical Garden Herbarium (SGVBG-SGBG)

The Herbarium Collection of the St. George Village Botanical Garden is a collection of over 5,000 plant specimens which represent about 80% of the plant species known to be growing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. These specimens are physical examples of plants that were collected at a documented location and time. There are examples of specimens that have been collected during the last 50 years which are no longer found growing in particular sites, but the herbarium specimen remains as proof it existed in a particular time and place. This very important research and historical collection is open to researchers by appointment only.
Contact: Michael B. Thomas, PhD (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 29 January 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: St. George Village Botanical Garden
Access Rights: Public Domain
St. Georges Village Botanical Garden
127 Estate St. George
Frederiksted, St. Croix   00840
US Virgin Islands
Collection Statistics
  • 4,656 specimen records
  • 7 (0.15%) georeferenced
  • 1 (0.02%) with images
  • 4,447 (96%) identified to species
  • 133 families
  • 590 genera
  • 1,068 species
  • 1,089 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics