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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
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The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St...

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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The guides made it worth the extra few dollars.

Using the guides we had about a one hour tour. You would miss so many smelly treats without them. Definitely worth their small fee and a good tip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Warwickshire
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Warwickshire
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Using the guides we had about a one hour tour. You would miss so many smelly treats without them. Definitely worth their small fee and a good tip.

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Chesterfield
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a guide, they're worth their weight, only EC$4 per person. Remember to take water as it gets very hot whilst you are walking around.

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Huntington
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden appeared to be small, but our guide pointed out an amazing number of plants, trees, flowers and spices. My husband has a degree in horticulture, but withou a guide we would have missed so much.

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Tunbridge Wells
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are lovely gardens planted in the 1700s by Captain Bligh (Mutiny on the Bounty) and others. Quiet and cool in the hot sun with some really interesting plants and trees.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice open gerden near the town centre with many trees and some plants and a parrot house. Most are labelled but the guide adds lots of interesting detail. It's a bit uphill but worth it.

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Antigua and Barbuda
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk through some interesting flowers & amazing trees you won't see anywhere! Worth taking time out to stroll through the gardens and take it all in and make sure the guide points out all the outstanding elements along the way.

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Beijing
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not really botanical garden fans, but made the short hike from town to check it out. Nice place. The St. Vincent parrots exhibit was the best part. Did not use a guide.

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uk res
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As people interested in matters botanical we found this place a real gem. Do have a guide whatever your degree of knowledge. A wide range of plants and trees in a lovely setting, enhanced by a very good guide for which you pay 10 EC$

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens are within easy walking distance of Kingstown and this is how we got there. At the gates there are guides available but we preferred to guide ourselves and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. We had a good wander around and saw lots of different plants, trees and flowers that were well tended. It was lovely and quiet... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hilly walk up to it, inexpensive entry, and not uninteresting. The guides inside attach themselves to you but if you want this agree the price - it seemed extortionate to us. Not very big or varied but also not uninteresting. The parrot project looked abysmal.

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