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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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Use the guide.

Very very interactive tour........ Ian was our guide and was fantastic. Without a guide we would have just walked around a garden and not really remembered it but with the guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Olympia, WA
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214 reviews 214 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

These gardens are said to be the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere dating back to 1765. There is much to see here – trees and shrubs imported from other parts of the world. Be sure to see the St Vincent parrots – they are loud enough that you will probably have a hard time avoiding them

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a small botanical garden with very little signage. You need to hire a guide. He /she will cost you 20-30 USD. Interesting stories about the trees. Not a must do, but a can do if you have the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very very interactive tour........ Ian was our guide and was fantastic. Without a guide we would have just walked around a garden and not really remembered it but with the guide it was a great hour.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Loved these small, traditional botanical gardens. Particularly found it useful to have a tour guide - Mr Johnson, whose knowledge of all the different plant and tree species was amazing. We are not particularly keen gardeners but we loved how our guide brought the visit to life, inviting us to guess which of the plants and herbs we were seeing... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you are planning to visit the botanical gardens you need to allow around an hour for the visit if you have a guide. We were very lucky to have had Errol as our guide, he was very knowledgeable and so funny it really made the trip special. If you do not have a guide you could probably see everything... More 

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London
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15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely gardens but the guides at the gate are a bit pushy. The St Vincent parrots, all rescued from illegal captors, are worth seeing despite their housing being a bit basic. We were lucky enough to see a beautiful black hawk flying in the grounds then perching and posing for us in a tree!

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England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the incredibly beautiful gardens on the outskirts of town. We were so lucky to have had the company of a family member who had a real knowledge, appreciation and love of the Botanic Gardens and who gave us a real in-depth tour of the whole area. The exceptional quality of the grounds maintenance is... More 

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West Berks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Beautiful gardens .. worth getting a guide ... Errol was knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed it

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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. Our guides are well trained and very knowledgeable . We do hope to see you again. More 

Melksham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited under our own steam catching the local bus from our resort which was an experience in its own right, however, it stops right outside the gardens so very convenient and only $3EC per journey. The gardens charge a small entrance fee and you are encouraged to have a guide. Well worth it - this made what would have... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We decided to have a guide. Definitely worth it as not much is labelled and so without a guide you would not really know what your looking at most of the time. He was full of interesting facts about the plants and trees and their uses. A beautiful site with lots to see including the native parrot.

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