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Botanical Gardens

Kingstown, St. Vincent
+1 784-453-1623
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Kingstown
Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We visited here in June 2014. It was a beautiful, peaceful spot to spend a few hours and relax - doesn't feel like you're a 10 minute walk from Kingstown. We got a taxi from town which was a mistake - it's a really easy walk up past the hospital and just follow the main road for 5-10 minutes or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were very disappointed with our treatment here today by the staff. We'd been told before it was quite small & you didn't need a guide so paid the entrance fee $10 but declined the guide which costs exta $10. When I then asked the lady in reception if there was a map or if she could tell me which... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

it cost a dollar each to enter these gardens and we had to pay our guide $4 at the end, escaping a guided tour seemed impossible! Our guide was an elderly St Vincent resident, shouted as he was hard of hearing but was really amusing and knew his stuff! he liked to be addressed as Mr Daniels. These gardens are... More

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Kingstown, Saint George, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located just outside the the heart of the city,the Botanical Gardens houses a museum,an aviary ,the oldest sucker of the original breadfruit plant brought to the Caribbean by Captain Bligh.from the South Pacific This gardens is enclosed and may be viewed between fixed hours. You may visit on your own or pay a guide to relate the colorful history of... More

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Marrero, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A trip to St.vincent and the Grenadines is not complete without a visit to the oldest botanic garden in the Caribbean.. The Botanic Garden is nestled in a secluded area near the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Kingstown. There are many beautiful flowers; but, my favorite is the "comb and brush." Also, there is the famed Captain Bligh... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited here every opportunity I got, took my son here and this is where he learned about plants and some history of the island.

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cologne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The oldest botanic garden in the Caribbean, located very close to the centre of Kingstown, Beautiful flowers and plants, very well kept. Nice place to have a walk. Very interesting is the St. Vincent breeding station for the national bird: A parrot. The feathers of this pretty bird have the same colours as the national flag. The cages looked a... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The guide was full of information and it is an hour very well spent learning about the flora and fauna of the country.

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Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Interesting but not really special except for the St. Vincent parrot breeding station. We wondered if they ever release the parrots. But there was no one around we could ask the question to.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Interesting because it was the oldest botanic garden in the Caribbean and therefore with a rather formal layout. Amusing guided tour.

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