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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 "must see" while in St. Vincent

We were amazed at the variety of exotic plants found in such a small area. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the plants and their histories. A lovely wedding venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were amazed at the variety of exotic plants found in such a small area. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the plants and their histories. A lovely wedding venue.

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

many trees and flowers, and a wonderful guide...he new the plants and their proper botanical names and was a delight.

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bishops stortford
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We came here as part of an island tour and enjoyed a most interesting explanation of the various plants and trees. Particularly liked the aviary, which is well stocked with lots of local species. Nice gift shop on the way out.

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ireland
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65 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Kingstown is quite small and easy to navigate but it is a walk to the gardens. You can pass an hour or so here and shade from the sun,

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Ranco (VA)
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spacious botanical gardens just outside the capital Kingstown. Hire a guide to show you around to discover more about the trees and plants. Also see the national bird of the island, the St Vincent Amazon parrot.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the gardens, it was a nice misty day and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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St Vincent
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a beautiful place - these Gardens are the oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere and are beautifully maintained by folks who know what they're doing. A descendant of an original breadfuit tree brought by Captain William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty notoriety) from the South Pacific was still happily living there for the recent 250th birthday party.... More 

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Villa, St.Vincent
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This gardens is unique in that at the most nothern end is the Government house where the governor General performs official duties. Also towards the northern end is a sucker of the original breadfruit tree brought by Captain Bligh as part of cheap food for the slaves. The lawns are beautifully manicured and there is a small museum that houses... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Guide took us around showed us varying flowers, children loved it. Did not satisfy the $175 it cost for us to go there with a private driver

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L0ndon
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16 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well maintained by a large labour force keeping it all tidy and collecting fallen leaves. Lots of species, well named with humming birds if you are lucky. Old established botanical gardens just a short trip out of town. This is a very poor island so be prepared to see third world scenes as you move about, the people do seem... More 

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