Our vision is to bring 17th century Bermuda to life, the first 100 years. The first timber framed mud and stud Palmetto thatched home to the first Bermuda Limestone home in a span of 100 years. To accentuate the historic appearance of the site we have planted many endemic and native trees and plants with lovely gardens of Bermuda Mystery Roses. We will reenact the period for visitor groups by dressing in period costume and demonstrating early building techniques and the 18th and 17th century lifestyle including cooking methods/recipes always encouraging interaction.
St David’s island Historical Society is embarking on A SITE RESTORATION PROJECT – “Bermuda, the first 100 years”
We are removing from this site many invasive and unnatural plants, shrubs and trees such as Pittosporum, Natal plum, Match-me-if-you- can, Pride of India, Fiddlewood, Oleander, Jumby bean, Naupaka and Mexican pepper (all at or around Carter House).We are restoring most of this site to its 18th/17th century appearance by planting native and endemic plants, shrubs and trees which are naturally salt and wind resistant
We currently have 24 native (18) and endemic (6) species on the site – some unusual/rare ones.
We are adding 8 more native/endemic species to the site: Seven-year apple (rare), Rhacoma, Jamaica dogwood, Sedge, Lamark’s trema (rare), Turnera, Box briar and Darrel’s Fleabane (endemic)
Our intention is to add more native/endemic species as and when we can get them but not all will grow well at this location, such as mangroves.
GALLERY OF DWELLING VIEWS
GALLERY OF NATIVE AND ENDEMIC WILDLIFE