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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Address: PO Box 17, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Phone Number: 876 974 2723
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Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

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beauty upon beauty

shaw park is a magnificent showcase of indigenous plants in jamaica. the gardens are incredible. it's a very idyllic afternoon of quiet and a wonderful place to nourish your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

shaw park is a magnificent showcase of indigenous plants in jamaica. the gardens are incredible. it's a very idyllic afternoon of quiet and a wonderful place to nourish your soul.

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Miramar, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Shaw Park is the sight of a 1920s hotel that over the years has become mostly an attraction. The grounds are quite beautiful in a Caribbean way, with a spectacular waterfall and a very unique pool. The best part though was our guide. An elderly gentleman with an encyclopedic knowledge of the flora, he walked us through the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The park itself is 4 star but our tour guide was exceptionally friendly knowledgeable. It was raining so didn't see all of it but loved it anyway.

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Byrdstown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Off the main highway turn south at Milford Rd. Go up past high school a short distance and look for sign. Turn right and follow the signs. Expect to pay $10 per person. There will be a guide there to show you around the gardens and then leave you to play in the waterfall and adjoining pool. All in all... More 

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Saint Louis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Shaw Park Gardens is a serene wonder to behold. My wife and I went after arriving in Ocho Rios in the late afternoon. We had the park and a guide (Percy) all to ourselves. Percy was really very knowledgeable about all the plants and trees which were just incredible. Words can't describe their beauty plus the view of the city... More 

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Silkstone Common
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We walked here from Ocho, just a couple of kilometres up the hill. No-one else was there as no cruise ships were in adn the gardens and waterfalls are really lovely. At $10 it's much better value than Coyaba Falls (Now called Konoko falls and charging £20). If there's no-one at the bar and you want a drink, don't worry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Spectacular views of Ocho Rios, use the guides - they are very knowledgeable. Walk around yourself after the tour to get a better look at the gardens. Magnificent trees. You can walk from Ocho Rios if you are adventurous - we enjoyed the walk and it was not in any way threatening as suggested in the guide books.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Vincent gave us a wonderful educational tour of the gardens. Very quiet, no crowds. Abundant plants and flowers of all varieties. Loved it. No swimming allowed, but the waterfall is lovely.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My 10 year old son and I took a taxi here from our resort in Runaway Bay and we both loved it. We were lucky enough to be the only visitors that day. The gardens are spectacular and if you love flowers and foliage, it's a dream. We really felt that we had stepped into a lush oasis and our... More 

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Jamaica
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is lovely for group outings. If you want to hang out somewhere where everyone will have something to do then this is definitely the place. Have unique adventure make all the arrangements for you and you are able to spend the whole day just bonding and having fun. I will definitely recommend this.

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