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Address: Central Roseau, Roseau, Dominica
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Description: The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib...
The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib Wood tree and an unidentifiable no-name tree.
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Only If You Are REALLY bored

If you have ever been to other botanical gardens, you will be very disappointed in this one. Very little to see, no one was around to explain anything-the only thing worth seeing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Lake Charles, LA
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Lake Charles, LA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you have ever been to other botanical gardens, you will be very disappointed in this one. Very little to see, no one was around to explain anything-the only thing worth seeing would be the bus that was smashed by a huge tree during Hurricane David. There is a cage with a few of the parrots that are only seen... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

As far as botanical gardens go ..... This isn't one. The most interesting thing there is a bus that was squashed during a hurricane in about 1978. There are some parrots in cages but the wire is so dense you can't see them it's such a shame.

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Roseau, Dominica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The picnic tables made this ideal for our group of 15 to enjoy their take away lunch with a great view over Roseau. The souvenir stalls were out in force as it was a cruise ship day but the tourists only stayed a short while and it was still fine. We have been here on a non tourist day and... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We just walked through the Gardens rather quickly, and there's a wide variety of specimens, but from what I can tell, nothing was labelled very clearly, so you don't really know what you're looking at, other than it's interesting. The best part was the crushed school bus that was squashed by a tree during hurricane David!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I visited the botanic gardens on the day we flew home. It was a nice relaxing walk however I often found myself wondering what I was looking at with regards to the trees and other sights around the gardens. A few signs identifying the greenery in the gardens would be useful however overall the area was well... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice walk up through town to the Botanical Gardens. Lush examples of tropical foliage (non-native) as well as agricultural experimental station. Check out the Baobab tree that fell in hurricane David!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a great, urban park. The trees were awesome, and some of the flowering plants wonderful. It is not what I expected as a 'botanical garden', but it was worth it. Lots of locals playing 'football', and even some cricket. Stumbled upon some locals from one of the churches, practicing hymn singing - hauntingly beautiful. Was a bit disappointed... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went on a cruise. Very easy to fins. Take the road road directly behind the Pier and walk for 10 minutes. Open from 6am. Entrance is free. We walked around and then walked the trail up the steps and path to the top of morne Bruce hill. Great view Would agree is more of a park but if you like... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As someone said, this is more a park. You just stroll along and different plants are pointed out. There are some very different plants and trees there. Nice view of the harbor. You can't see the 2 parrots very well. If you don't enjoy flowers and plants, don't go. I thought the bus that was crushed under a tree during... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As noted by others, more like a park than a botanical garden -- lots of grass between plants. Well manicured grounds. The highlight for me was the presence of a flyable enclosure which contained Sisserou parrots, the endangered national bird of Dominica. Also of note was a natural "shelter" composed of bamboo which looks much like a house.

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