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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
809 494 4557
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Gardens
Activities: Birdwatching, Shopping
Owner description: Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds... more » Owner description: Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home. « less
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Forest, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We arrived on a cruise ship for a day's activity. This was our last Island to visit on the trip. It was only a few minutes walk from the downtown area of which I thought looked quite run down unfortunately. This beautiful place offered a few moments of serenity and reflection as well as viewing the unique and beautiful flowers,... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely gardens close to Road Town.nice to walk round. The Sugar works museum nearby is well worth a visit, it is free and we were given a book when we made a donation.

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Road Town, Tortola
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a very relaxing experience, strolling around the gardens and observing the diversity of the flora. The staff was very friendly and eager to show you some of the plants. The visit to the pond to watch the turtles proved to be the highlight of the visit. Some areas looked dry and lacking attention. But overall, it's well maintained... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Named after the BVI's first conservationist, the JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens offer an escape from the daily hustle and bustle of island life. Set in a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of town, it was deserted when I visited, which isn't surprising, as it's quite 'tucked away'. It wasn't expensive (about $3, although locals pay less anyway) and it felt... More

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Road Town, Tortola
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

These gardens are located near the center of Road Town and provide a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Many exotic and common flora are on display and it is a wonderful place to have a picnic.

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely small garden completely in the middle of the town. It has some interesting plants from a variety of places around the world. It is relatively small but well worth a visit if you are in town

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Nelson, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

What a great find in the middle of the city. Not big but well loved. Enjoyed sitting amongst the beautiful plants and just enjoying my surroundings. And the fee $3, what a bargain.

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Plymouth
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are small and the majority of people visit for the beaches and water activities. We decided to have the morning in Road Town and the botanical gardens were high on our list of places to see. Unfortunately any hope of peace and quite was shattered by blaring loud music on the lawn from large free... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Beautiful Flora and Fauna, a wonderful way to spend time on a relaxing stroll through the gardens. Lots to see.. The lovely budgies, terrapins, koi and red-legged tortoises. Stunning flowering plants, trees, cacti and more around around the region. The gazebo of orchids, beautiful walkways shaded my vine covered pergolas. Small waterfall, fountain, lawns, plant nursery and more.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The garden itself is clearly run-down as many plants are untreated and unsigned. It is small and uninspiring. Better stay in the small central park of Tortola near the pier... Besides, bear in mind that the botanical garden door closes at 4 PM already even if daylight lasts until 7 PM! They hardly work much in Tortola but ask quickly... More

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