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The Botanical Gardens are in walking distance from the city center. We got there by following Church street with its canal and its end turned right. There is an entrance gate, but no entrance fee and the park is open daily from 6am to 6pm....More
The Georgetown Zoological Gardens are located inside the Botanic Gardens. Turn left once you are just inside the gates and you are there. The admission fee is currently only $100 Guyana dollars -about 50 cents USD or 38 pence £ per adult- with some leeway...More
We were so looking forward to seeing manatees in the Botanical Gardens, but were disappointed to find the pond covered with overgrown vegetation and trash. We did enjoy a stroll through the garden and a visit to the monuments, but were were underwhelmed in general....More
Private morning tour with guide from Wilderness Explorers. Lots of birds seen.
However, there is trash everywhere and I did not go to the zoo so cannot rate that part.
If you are interested in birds, worth the trip, if not I would skip it...More
The botanical gardens share the park with the Georgetown zoo but as long as you stay away from the caged animals the botanical part is free. The area is quite big perhaps 2km x 1km with walkways all over around trees and canals. Not much...More
On a weekday afternoon there was not much going on, but we were informed by our guide that it is a popular family picknick place on weekends.
The park has lots of open spaces and a mausoleum where prominent officials are buried. Not much flowering...More
Sadly the term botanical gardens seems very much a misnomer given the current state they are in. It is an OK park with trees, place for strolling with some good birding opportunities. 8t needs a lot of attention to bring it back into shape.
It's been close to 50 years since I last visited these gardens. I wanted to see the Seven Ponds area and the memorial to the Honorable LFS Burnham.
The 'kissing' bridge, fountain, and grassy areas enticed me to return to sit peacefully on a future...More
Very well kept and clean environment for a third world country. Beautiful exotic animals, some of which can only be seen in South America's rain forest. They have a lot of birds, pumas, and monkeys. Don't forget to take pictures on the love bridge :)