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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

Address: PO Box 17, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Phone Number: 876 974 2723
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Ranked #7 of 28 Attractions in Ocho Rios
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nature at its best, the guided tour really teaches you to understand how nature works in the Caribbean

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a pleasant guide who knew his plants. Be aware of the sensitive plants as you walk over them. A Cascading waterfall will please your senses with the red ginger flowers in the foreground. Great place for photos and nature lovers.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you love nature and waterfalls you must visit here.The scenery is spectacular.Be warned there are lots of paths and many steps to negotiate,but worth it.

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Knebworth,
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We paid for a guide who was very knowledgeable about the flowers. Lovely waterfall and view. Make sure you spray yourself with insect-repellent !

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Florenceville-Bristol, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The beautiful grounds. The gravity feed pools and ponds. A quiet place to relax and view Ocho Rios from the mountains. The drive up is entertaining. Look for the pylon man. HA ha

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We took a cab from our cruise terminal to this attraction on an overcast day, dotted with frequent showers and hit it between showers. They gave us a short (30 minute) tour and we had to wait well over an hour for our cab driver to come back. THERE IS NO WAY OUT OF THERE OTHER THAN TO PRE-BOOK YOUR... More 

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Murrieta, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Shaw Park Gardens and waterfalls was amazing! This is off the beaten path and no huge crowds to contend with. This was the grounds for a former hotel and now houses an awesome collection of native and non native plants! The waterfall is amazing! guides are also great and show a lot of pride in their garden! Worth the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The gardens are in the grounds of an old hotel. They are well maintained and contain an amazing collection of native plants. The guides are knowledgeable and ensure you have a memorable visit

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Sugar Land, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a wonderful stroll in this lush, tropical oasis of unique trees, plants, flowers and did not want to leave the garden. This would be a beautiful spot for tropical family or couples portraits if you are able to arrange that ahead of time while visiting. Our friendly guide gave us a tour of the grounds, explained all the... More 

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Goshen, New York
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205 reviews 205 reviews
33 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We booked this excursion from our cruise ship, never would have thought about going here other wise and what a delightful surprise it was!! The flowers and waterfalls and old buildings are stunning. I can see why many people would want to get married in this park, it's breathtaking. So glad we visisted.

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