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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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Road Town, Tortola
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Holderness, NH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Amazing piece off solitude right in the middle of town. So peaceful and quiet in comparison to its surroundings - not that Road Town is noisey and chaotic. Very nice labelling of most vegetation with a very helpful guideing pamphlet. Within easy walking distance of downtown.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We went to the gardens with our children as its a nice place they can be let loose in the middle of a very busy town on a hot day. It had a pleasant feel and some lovely interesting plants, etc.. Possibly could do with a little more maintenance, toilets etc... But the. We live right by cardiff's roath park... More

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Tortola
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144 reviews 144 reviews
27 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

You can see that some effort has been done to make the Botanical Gardens on Tortola nice, but it is a bit disappointing that it is not breathtaking. There are so many species of beautiful plants that thrive in the BVI and yet we only get a very small selection.

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Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A pleasant amble though it looks as if the gardens have had hurricane damage and some neglect. Lots of tropical plant species and a wonderful old ficus tree in the back.

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