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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
+1 809-494-4557
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Such a shame

A lovely peaceful spot to spend an hour or so but how sad that it is so badly cared for. Those who... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Okay considering where it is

My husband and I, inveterate gardeners, have toured many botanical gardens in the U.S. and, hearing... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
wilmington, NC
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Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice walk” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
+1 809-494-4557
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lovely peaceful spot to spend an hour or so but how sad that it is so badly cared for. Those who contributed to the various areas would be saddened to see how neglected it is at the moment.

1  Thank Jinty27
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I, inveterate gardeners, have toured many botanical gardens in the U.S. and, hearing J.R. O'Neal was one of the best of its kind in the Caribbean, we were excited to see it. We quickly had to put our expectations into perspective of...More

Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A gentle walk of under a mile or so from the Road Town cruise port in Tortola, these gardens offer a great place to visit for $3. Peaceful and relaxing, not very large but features a small shop (for drinks), clean toilets and some interesting...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you have visited the beaches and attractions of the BVI such as Virgin Gorda and are looking for something different to do during a port call in Tortola, the JR Neal Botanic Gardens are a pleasant alternative. Located on the other side of Road...More

Thank Beyondships
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not a huge garden, but has a fine collection of flowering trees, palms and shrubs, the home to many birds and butterflies, including hummingbirds. Not far from the centre of town, but peaceful and tranquil this is delightful garden, well cared for, though not immaculate....More

Thank brgmw
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to have a walk around Road Town, tortola as we was here for two full days from our cruise ship. This was about 15 minutes walk in total from the cruise terminal where for a small entrance fee we had a walk around...More

1  Thank lee a
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The gardens are not vast ,but some very interesting plants. The calabash tree has huge fruits . They have a little shop with water for just 1 dollar. The toilets are very clean with electric had dryer. They have free wi-fi and a nice place...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A beautiful oasis in the heart of Road Town. Beautiful grounds and gardens! My wife and I have toured it twice, a few years apart, and loved it both times. a great break from shopping or the beach.

Thank John_HVenice_Fl
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Worth visiting to see lots of flowers in one place. Difficult to presetn flora and the impression is of a modest little space with quiet and time to relax.

Thank Finnsailor
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a visit in December 2016. Entry fee $3/adult. Telephone number in their brochure is 1-284-494-4557. Says they are open 7 days 8am-4pm. Has 2.87 acres.

1  Thank t4oyman
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17 October 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
It was a reasonable amount something like $2 or $3 but that was in December 2015. It's well worth the walk there though and the price as its a exotic oasis in the middle of the city.
Ruth M
3 March 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
I have walking difficulties and found the walk to the gardens to be ok. We got a map from tourist information which was quite direct. There is a park that we sat in which was on route ... It was about 20mins from the port... More