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Dominica Botanic Gardens

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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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Some interesting views!!

Just drove through here on my way to Trafalgar falls. Stopped to take out some photos of the David and Goliath (the tree that fell on the school bus) some interesting plants and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just drove through here on my way to Trafalgar falls. Stopped to take out some photos of the David and Goliath (the tree that fell on the school bus) some interesting plants and trees to look at.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Walking through the gardens in October 14 was an amazing site right on the edge of the rainforest, with the blooming plant life, Small but really nice place to sit and chill, truly amazing trees to be seen. see the Giant Baobab tree and the school bus, see the parrotts easily reached walking distance from the town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A big green space where you can wonder among some truly spectacular trees including a baobab, half of which crushed an empty school bus during the 1979 hurricane. The bus is still there. It's a couple of degrees cooler in the park and well worth a visit if you have some time to spare. Easily reached by walking from town..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The botanic gardens is nothing special, there are a few birds to see, some trees and flowers. The one thing that was quite interesting was the large tree that crushed a schoolbus during Hurricane David in 1978 that was left behind for tourists to see.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Although the gardens are not huge, combined with the walk to the top of Morne Bruce, it makes a pleasant outing. To see are the giant baobab tree which crushed the schoolbus during Hurricane David and the jaco parrots amongst other things. Spend some time here, you will enjoy it.

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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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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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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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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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