Exhibition runs 8th November 2022 – 19th February 2023 at Wycombe Museum.

The St Vincent Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world. This exhibition brings together fascinating new research exploring the archives of Dr Alexander Anderson, superintendent of the St Vincent Botanical Garden from 1785-1811.

What were the contributions of local indigenous people and enslaved African peoples to the garden? How did their knowledge feed into Western scientific thought? And how do the garden and its plants relate to the experience of diaspora St Vincentians today?

This exhibition covers stories of medicinal plants, global plant trading, enslaved garden workers, western botany, plants as foods, plus connections to local Caribbean food stories.

A Caribbean Garden is part of the larger research project ‘Unearthing Indigenous Caribbean contributions to western botanical knowledge‘, researched by Dr Christina Welch at the University of Winchester. You can find out more about the project here.

A Caribbean Garden is open at Wycombe Museum from 8th November 2022 – 19th February 2023 at Wycombe Museum.


Entry is free.


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