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Cinchona Botanical Gardens

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Address: | St. Andrew, Jamaica

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Not a journey to be undertaken without a good 4wd or dirt bike as the roads are bad even by Jamaican standards. You are not going to find Cinchona without stopping and asking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2008
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12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a 4X4 and had to ask for our route so many times, but finally made it to the top after quite some time!... We felt the gardens were disappointing really as they are in total despair of anyone tending them, it seems. The ride was more interesting and definitely 4X4. Do NOT attempt with a normal car! If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Mountains rise high and blue to almost touch the sky, Cinchona Botanical Garden is an oasis of beauty and splendor beyond imagination. Though the last cinchonas fell in the 80s, the flowers abound. A picnic in the garden is immeasurable to express in mere words. The views are spectacular and though the drive to the garden is not for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

Not a journey to be undertaken without a good 4wd or dirt bike as the roads are bad even by Jamaican standards. You are not going to find Cinchona without stopping and asking for directions as the guide books and local maps don't show many of the roads and tracks. The gardens themselves are interesting enough but for me it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2007

This is a great place with a beautiful garden, extremely large trees, it's the place to go if you're into nature. The plant life there varies, it's one of the bestformation of plant life ive seen in Jamaica.

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