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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 #29 of 48 things to do 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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Kennebunkport, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the gardens selection, as a horticulturist and it was educational. Signs could be clearer and more specific to the actual plants, and some are hard to identify due to surrounding growth. This garden needs and deserves patrons funding, and more active benefactors, but given its location, I guess they aren't getting a deep commitment, which is a mistake.... More 

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Spokane, WA
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72 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I LOVED this little garden. If you arrive by cruise ship, it is a 20 to 25 minute stroll from the cruise ship. The walk is enjoyable there are lots of interesting things to see along the way. One of the nicest things about this garden is that you will NOT have to share it with 3000 other people from... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went during the month of January, so off season for many blooms. Affordable hour and a half. Well kept. Beautiful spot for pictures.

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Churchville, Virginia
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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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197 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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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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17 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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52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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