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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 809 494 4557
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Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of...

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.

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25 minutes from Cruise port

There's this peaceful garden with plenty of benches and a lovely green ambience. At @$3 for admission it was a pleasant contrast to both the ship and the highway we walked to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sjdavidson3815
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Brooklyn, New York
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Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For only $3 take a nice walk among the flowers and trees. Take photos of some brilliant flowers and unusual tropical fruits. See the fish pond and turtles. The staff are so nice and welcoming and we enjoyed a chat with the gift shop lady.

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Thank Cindysaid
Carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent ages driving around the area the gardens are supposed to be in according to the map, but couldn't find it. Eventually decided if it was really worth a visit, they would put up a few directional signposts. Pity.

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Thank CandMhols
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's this peaceful garden with plenty of benches and a lovely green ambience. At @$3 for admission it was a pleasant contrast to both the ship and the highway we walked to get here. Not huge, but a nice collection.

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Thank sjdavidson3815
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited with a couple who had previously visited the Gardens. They said they weren't as good as their previous visit. The staff explained that weather had taken a toll. Restrooms were clean and modern.

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Thank Karen M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy 25 minute walk from the port this a little oasis and well worth the visit. It's not big and grand but it is gentle, unassuming and tranquil with some interesting plants, trees, shrubs and wildlife. A good place to come aside and simply be.

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Thank John P
Lancashire England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very pleasant and well laid out gardens. Well maintained paths lead to various areas, some of them shaded. There is a good selection of plants and trees, including varities of palms like the traveller palm. Ponds have lilies and terrapins and plenty of birds can been seen in the mature trees. There's a fountain, some large pieces of... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

If you are on a cruise ship, this is about a 20-30 minute walk and easy to find. It's a very reasonable $3 per person and you will find some lovely shade (very nice after the walk). Some of the specimens are not well marked but we don't go nuts over that. There is a small pond/waterfall that is very... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Lovely tropical gardens. Small compared to those in the US but worth a visit. Took a packed lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Its a half-hour walk along the entire length of Main Street to get here (tip, if you can see the cinema ahead of you, you're not there yet!). However, its worth the effort, if you're not one of those looking to bake on Cane Garden Bay Beach with all the other tour guests. It's not huge, but you will spend... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Botanical gardens with such a variety of tropical plants. For the most part they were well marked. Great walk, but go in the cool of the day if you can.

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