Stop by and pick up a lovely little gift at our botanical shop


Wild Medicinal Plants

We are pleased to report that we are expanding our Wild Garden, as we indentify with the help of members and friends we catologue our finds and encourage cultivation.

Mid summer heat and we are waiting for a little more showers please! but we are finding a few lovely areas in our Wild Medicinal garden,

Please take a look, at three very attractive plants we can consider planting these at our home gardens, once they are controlled as they can be prolific spreaders: Wild cattle tongue Plucea Odotata ‘‘for fever’, Vervain shrub ‘Stachytarpheta cayennensis’,Yellow Balsam ‘Croton Dryander’Croton_flavens blue-vervain

we are propagating  cuttings in our green house for sale at a nominal price.Wild cattle tongue




Celebration at Agave Gardens Christmas 2015

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Horticultural activity update!

The Antigua Barbuda Horticultural Society is in the process of completing our center at the Agave Gardens with the addition of our green houses, to this end our society is planning to make a difference in horticulture in Antigua we are pleased to announce horticultural and agricultural education in Antigua and Barbuda by offering a variety of training seminars:

Flower arranging in October

Garden design in November

Plant a Local medicinal and tea garden in December

Each series is over a three-week period and meets twice weekly.
The Antigua and Barbuda Horticultural Society is also making an impact on horticultural education with interesting presentations and educational programs at its annual monthly meetings.  It is bringing together like-minded people who wish to join together for the enhancement of horticulture on Antigua.

We are holding a database on garden and related service and service people; please register your service with us.

The public is invited to attend these exciting events.  For more information call 725-5507 visit the Web sites
Registration will begin in August: 

Registration fee for each lectures: Members $22/Non-Member $25




I would like to join FOR ONE YEAR  $ 50

I am interested in Friends of the Society      $ 250       $ 500:    $ 1000     $_________

I would like more information, please have someone contact me.

Please tell us your interests?

Can you volunteer?



PHONE                E-MAIL ADDRESS

  • Executive Board
  • President- Mrs. Barbara Japal  -268 725 5507
  •  Development – Mr. Patrick Ryan 464 0619
  • Secretary – Mrs. Generis Taylor Hodge 268 764 5620
  • Treasurer – Ms. Laura Abraham
  • Asst. Treasurer- Mrs. Yvonne Martin- 268 561 0982
  • Events- Mrs. Christy Martin







Here’s more results from our wonderful show, winner of the best booth, Mrs. Pat Simon Forde

winner best booth display, Mrs. Pat Simon Ford

Lethal Yellow redress

Horticultural Society networks to address lethal yellowing

Re printed from  the Observer  Newspaper

St. John’s Antigua- A non-profit organisation which deals with the protection of the country’s flora and fauna is coming to the aid of the government as it seeks to rid the country of the lethal yellowing disease.

President of the Antigua & Barbuda Horticultural Society Barbara Japal said her organisation is looking at instituting a number of programmes to help create a greater level of awareness.

The group is in the process of connecting with regional bodies to complement the work of the government.

Japal said the Society would be seeking to address the devastating disease by collaborating with other organisations across the region also affected by the virus.

“We have dialogued with horticulture societies in our neighbouring islands – Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis to share their experiences on a weekly basis just to keep us up to date with what’s going on,” Japal said.

She said the Society will also be producing information materials to be made available on its website.

Japal continued that, during the last four decades, outbreaks of lethal yellowing disease have killed most of the once prevalent taller coconut cultivars in parts of Florida and some Caribbean islands.

The president added that while coconuts are the most economically important palms affected by the disease, 35 other palm species are also susceptible to lethal yellowing.

The government, over the past few months, has been moving speedily to tackle lethal yellowing which has the potential to wipe out the country’s coconut industry.

Lethal yellowing results in the premature shedding of fruits and causes the leaf to become yellow, resulting in the plant dying within three to six months of the disease appearing.

The Plant Protection Unit, headed by Dr Janil Gore-Francis, has been tasked with rolling out a management plan to control the disease.


2012 Tea Party

We have tickets available now!

Fruit and Vegetable Categories for Competition April 16th 2011

Vegetables: Leafy, Fleshy, Roots, Tubers, Bulbs, Legumes, Herbs
Fruit: All, Assorted.
All must be in on Friday April 15th between 8 am and 12 noon