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Botanical Gardens

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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St...

The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St Vincent. They are the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere (established in 1765) and are also an important conservation site (particularly for the St Vincent parrot). The Botanical Gardens are in Kingstown, a short journey from the town centre.

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Clearly-labelled specimen in a well maintained botanical garden.

Don't miss the parrots! There are long avenues of manicured flower beds and hedges, many varieties of hibiscus, and plenty of resting spots. Very relaxing and one could spend many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Don't miss the parrots! There are long avenues of manicured flower beds and hedges, many varieties of hibiscus, and plenty of resting spots. Very relaxing and one could spend many hours enjoying the scenery.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the gardens. Hope you come again soon. More 

Fowey, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Well it is a nice piece of history, with plants from all over well laid out and a great stroll around on a rainy day. The cafe and gift shop are pretty basic - and the parrots have a limited vocabulary, but it is one of the key places to meet if you have to spend time in Kingstown -... More 

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Thank you for visiting the gardens. We hope you come again soon and have a more wonderful experience. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you love flowers and plants, this is the place to be. It was the first time i saw a cinnamon tree..lol. My family and I took a relaxing walk through the gardens.

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We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time at the gardens. Thank you for visiting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A lovely garden, lovely grounds, beautiful plantings - some gorgeous old trees. They have an Aviary with endangered St Vincent parrots. It was fun to see all the epiphites (airplants) just naturally growing on the shade cloth in the aviary. It's a bit of uphill walking but the road is paved and you can take your time. It was very... More 

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Thank you very much for coming. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. Hope you come again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

These gardens are very well worth a visit. They are compact and access from the prt is straightforward. We took a taxi but we could have walked. Do get a guide as our guide's commentary added much to the visit as the trees are not labelled. An oasis of peace!

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Thank you very much for coming to the gardens. Hope you come again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our last stop on a taxi tour of the Kingstown area. $2 USD per person entry fee. Park closes at 6 pm and we showed up at 5. No guides around so we made our way around the garden. It is very beautiful. Many of the trees and plants have identifying placards. A guide would have definitely been... More 

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We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the gardens. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A gem of a place on the outskirts of lively Kingstown. Beautiful gardens with knowledgeable staff who can give you the history of the place and tell you all about the plants and what they are used for. Loved it and will be visiting again.

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Thank you for visiting us at gardens. Hope to read of another experience soon. More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Nice gardens that were busy getting ready for Prince Harry visiting. Very informative parrot keeper - thank you

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Weyburn, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful garden of plants and trees. Knowledgeable guide Sanford explained origins and uses of various plants as we strolled through the beautiful garden, enjoying the lushness and the variety of exotic scents.

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Solihull, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

For 2 US Dollar entry and 4 US DOLLAR for a guide (per person ) you'll get a very interesting couple of hours. Our guide Errol was very informative and entertaining bringing all the flora and fauna to life. Definitely the number one thing to do in Kingstown.

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We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at the gardens. Thank you for your visit and positive feedback. More 

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