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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Address: Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 809 494 4557
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Road Town
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Shopping
Owner description: Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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 that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.

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Churchville, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fee is $3 but is not what you expect of a class act Botanic Garden. Plants were labeled but not a large variety. Spend the $3 somewhere else.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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335 reviews 335 reviews
196 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were really looking forward to visiting these gardens and were not disappointed; its a lovely spot. Good signage, with lots of information as well as interesting diversions such as ponds and pergolas. Peaceful location and so much to see as we gently ambled around in the heat. Wildlife abounds; butterflies, birds and turtles. Great little gift shop with a... More 

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Forest, VA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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62 reviews 62 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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