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Hope Botanical Garden and Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Gorgeous local garden

Visited the gardens and the Chinese Gardens. Enjoyed looking at all the local plants, some really... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Cathy S
A large park with some lovely open areas for walks

There are beautiful areas for walking, some lovely seating areas, beautiful trees, and an... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
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A children's zoo and beautifully manicured gardens are highlights of this spot.
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Old Hope Rd., Jamaica
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Visited the gardens and the Chinese Gardens. Enjoyed looking at all the local plants, some really interesting things I'd never seen before.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 23 November 2018

There are beautiful areas for walking, some lovely seating areas, beautiful trees, and an impressive variety of birds. The Chinese gardens area requires an admission fee, but is poorly maintained. We did not visit either the zoo or the children's amusement park

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SDTwit
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Recently renovated zoo with nice landscaping, a decent amount of animals however the animals were mostly bored but the ambiance is nice

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shaniecelindsay
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a large garden in Central Kingston made up entirely of specimen plants and trees not native to Jamaica. It was done that way to see what could be planted around the world with climates similar to Jamaica's. Many statues of military leaders and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lindaG6303AK
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had been traveling in and out of Kingston the last 5 years, and kept passing Hope Gardens. I'd seen it from above Jacks Hill, and thought it looked dusty and unkempt. Boy, was I wrong. Visited on a Sunday and paid 250 JMD for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Being just a few minutes drive away from UWI Mona and a walk away from UTECH; I decided to visit the location after a stressful week of Uni. Upon entering the compound you are greeted by a long stretch of road vegetated with tall shady...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JeremiahJ16
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

City Kingston has been on the road to massive developments with sky cranes aplenty. But there is one place to escape the hussle and bussle...the Hope Botanical Gardens and Zoo. If you ever visit Jamaica, Kingston in particular, it must be on your to-do list.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lance D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a Oasis of peace and calm in the middle of a crazy busy city, here is the place to unplug turn off the smart phone and relax, talk, eat chill in a beautiful setting, before returning to the super busy stress inducing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The place is very relaxing. .. scenery is meant for intimacy. Nice place to relax undisturbed by loud music and traffic.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Declouglo
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This could be such a nice place but there's obviously a lack of oversight, management, and zoologist qualified to run such a place. For one, there's a couple monkeys, some snakes, and a few other animals and TONS of birds. Second, there are way too...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Globewanderer79
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30 October 2015|
Response from Stephanie B |
this is late but yes