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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Description: The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in...
The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St Vincent. They are the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere (established in 1765) and are also an important conservation site (particularly for the St Vincent parrot). The Botanical Gardens are in Kingstown, a short journey from the town centre.
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A Vincentian Must See

Get a guide - it's worth the couple of extra bucks to hear about the history of the island's fauna and all the amazing flowers and plants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Elissa B
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Get a guide - it's worth the couple of extra bucks to hear about the history of the island's fauna and all the amazing flowers and plants.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

we planned our trip to Saint Vincent badly and ended up with one day on a Sunday. So to make the most of it we went to Young Island and then made our way into Kingstown and to the Botanical Gardens. We had a guide (you don't get much choice about it- for about $4 pp) and his name was... More 

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Crawshaw Booth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Don't pay as an excursion from the cruise ship !! 30 mins walk from the portgets you there and entrance fee is only $2,00 !

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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The gardens were beautiful and very well kept. There were guides available at the entrance and we hired one for an extra fee. We found it very worthwhile as there was no map and many of the plantings were not labeled. The guide was able to tell us the names of the plants and trees as well as many other... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We were in St Vincent for a few days and are so glad we took the time to visit the Botanical gardens. The gardens are a short bus ride from Kingstown and the bus driver showed us where to go, so it was very easy to find. The entrance fee is very inexpensive and it costs an additional ECD20 (for... More 

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surrey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This attraction really needs some advertising in town for the tourists getting of the ships. The gardens & plants are nice and Joel was a mind of information.

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Decatur, Georgia
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71 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is the first Botanical Garden (1765) in the Western hemisphere. The Royal Governor established it with the mandate to cultivate and improve native plants, and to import plants from other places with similar climates with the idea of expanding the island’s agricultural resources and productivity. One of the more interesting specimens is a tree grown from a cutting of... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our site. We appreciate your review and hope to see you at our site in 2015 God willing. More 

London, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Small, intimate, lush and tropical as well as educational! See all the spices growing, hear the history of exotic plants and meet the famous Parrots of St.Vincent. Come early to avoid the heat.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you visiting our site, we are very glad that you enjoyed you time at our site. We do hope to see you visit again in 2015 More 

Dallas, Texas
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1,802 reviews 1,802 reviews
322 attraction reviews
756 helpful votes 756 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were on a tour and this was destination---look and see stop ---which means we did not to spend much time here. The gardens were nicely manicured and the vegetation was beautiful. It was shame that the tour driver felt there were other stops that warranted more time. Seems like we always ended up in a rum factory or distillery... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing our site. We do appreciate your patronage. Let me inform you that there are tour guides available at The Botanical Garden who are well well knowledgeable, and can give you an in depth tour on the botany and history The Garden. Tour Guide fees are only US$4 person, and tours are 1 hour. This... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Lots of amazing plants and we had a very knowledgeable guide.A beautiful and tranquil place. I would recommend this if you are in the area.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our site and writing a review. We are very pleased that you did enjoy your time at The Garden. We do hope to see you again in 2015. More 

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