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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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The bus under the tree is amazing, humming birds and parrots a great little place to visit and close to the small town

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The bus under the tree is amazing, humming birds and parrots a great little place to visit and close to the small town

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New Hartford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the little downtown area this is a nice walk. There are options to take steep stairs to the top and walk around if you choose. There's really not a lot to see here but it's serenity is a nice break from the small shopping area where you'll... More 

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Aylmer, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I agree that this is not the most interesting botanical garden of the world but some corners Worth the trip. The crushed school bus is something to see, and for my part, the magic took place on the path (15 minutes steep walk) that leads to the top of the mountain. You access the path by taking the wooden stairs... More 

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Christchurch, Dorset
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Walked to the gardens through the town of Roseau. Makes for a pleasant stroll. Not a particularly extensive gardens but some interesting species there. The aviary with the Sisserou parrot is very fenced off and it is difficult to spot the parrots clearly. Saw some incredibly large yellow and black striped caterpillars! Not sure what they were.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Botanical Gardens were created in 1890 and is home to over 150 trees and plants as well as an Aviary. It has more of a vibe of a park as everything is pretty spread out. Great place for a picnic with the family. If you take your time they are lots of little gems to be found. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful lush greenery and colorful flowers found throughout this centrally located park in Roseau. The bamboo house is quite an attraction.

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Castries, St. Lucia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Really, a few trees, the main road goes through the gardens, a few flowers and that is all - really nothing here to see...

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Palm Coast, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

They do have some interesting tree species but the most unusual thing that we saw was a bus flattened by a tree during a hurricane.

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Florida, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped here on a tour. There really didn't seem like much to see. There is a school bus that was squashed during a hurricaine that you can see.(No one was hurt)and that was different but other then that I really thought it was a waste of time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in Roseau, take a few minutes to visit the Botanical Gardens. There are several very unusual tropical plants here, including the Cannonball Tree. There is a nice visitors center, and a large cage filled with native parrots. The back end of the property holds research labs, and is one of two places in which they are trying... More 

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