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Dominica Botanic Gardens

Central Roseau, Roseau, Dominica
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Roseau
Type: Gardens
Description: The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib Wood tree and an unidentifiable no-name tree.
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SF Bay Area
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

While the area is beautiful, there are few to no informational signs. You can walk through in about 30 minutes. Maybe a good idea to take a botanical guide with you.

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I visited the gardens as part of my cruise excursion. We were only scheduled for 15 minutes of viewing, which was very rushed. I would've loved to actually see the parrots and spent time wandering. Maybe I will get to do that next time.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely spacious gardens. I took Jack's Walk to the top of the hill which gives great (almost 360degree) views of Roseau and surrounding area. I saw so many birds, lizards and even a possum! The only thing is that there was quite a lot of litter along the paths which was very sad to see.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A beautiful place to spend sometime walking around in the early evening. It's free, nicely cared for, but be sure to pack some bug spray.

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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271 reviews 271 reviews
117 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Well if visiting you will find some 40 acres of Botanical Gardens. The planning of the gardens started way back in 1890 on land previously used to grow sugar cane. As the gardens are in a reasonably sheltered area and as they benefit from:- 1. A tropical Climate and 2. Rain falling at least 3 times more than that in... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The botanical gardens were vast and interesting yet not on a par with those of St Vincent to my mind. I had already seen much of the same flora there. The layout was more picturesque and neat. The washrooms there were inadequate for the amount of space and people, involving a lot of queuing for the Ladies with steps up,... More

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Cambridgeshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

It's about a 20-25 minute walk from the cruise ship harbour, and remember you are climbing in elevation, but it is definitely worth the effort for the views back towards the sea, and to be surrounded by such lush green vegetation.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The gardens looked nice but we did not get to get off the bus and walk around or take pictures. The plants and trees where pretty but hard when your just rushing thru. One stop on the hill had a great view where you could see the bay nicely.

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had originally planned on our one day in port to go on the rainforest tour that takes you up in an old ski left. We did find out that this has actually closed, which is too bad, we were left without a Plan B. We decided to go to the Gardens at the last minute. It was nice. Getting... More

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Roseau, Dominica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Clients enjoy this tour because they get to hike through the rain forest, experience the different types of trees, the birds singing, swim under a beautiful waterfall, climb huge rocks and feel fresh breeze blowing through the valleys.

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