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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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Activities: Birdwatching, Shopping
Description: 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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excellent selection of exotics, worthy of upkeep commitment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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St. Ann's, Trinidad
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Peaceful place. However, its opening on a weekend is circumscribed by when there's a cruise ship in town.

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manhattan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love flowers and plants and so I have visited this Botanical Gardens on more than one occasion. But clearly, due to lack of government funding and upkeep, this is not in the best shape. That said, it is peaceful and lovely and there is a nice assortment of greenery to keep you occupied for an hour or so. I... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Address: Address: Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 809 494 4557
Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Tortola  >  Road Town

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