During our last trip, I was able to learn more about the horticulture in Turks and Caicos. Flowers and plants are something that have interested me, as the women in my family have always kept beautiful gardens. When Beaches Turks and Caicos invited me to learn more from their landscape manager, it was impossible to say no.
Tropical plants are something I especially love, with greenery beautiful enough to not need blooms. In my living room I keep a fiddle leaf fig, a snake plant, a white bird of paradise, and a few others. My husband might joke that I am not allowed to bring home more plant babies when I visit the home improvement stores (or anywhere with a garden, really).
Many of the plants from the tour were already familiar to me, and we were told that all of the plants on the island are imported. The property also propagates their own, using current plants to grow new ones. I saw a plant with fruit that resembled a sea grape, but was told that it was not a sea grape and was in fact, poisonous.
In the end of the tour we enjoyed some fresh young coconuts. My favorite part is eating the jelly after drinking the juice. I always find that odd because I’m not a huge fan of dried coconut.
The horticulture tour I experienced was provided by Beaches Resort Villages & Spa, Turks & Caicos. As always, all opinions, photos, and words are my own. Thank you for helping to support sponsors that make life here a little sweeter.