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Botanical Gardens

Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kingstown
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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 (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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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

paid entrance fee and then we were asked a lot to have a guide despite stating we dint want one. the garden gave some respite from the hot sun.

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Kingstown
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A visit here is an interesting and relaxing way to spend a few hours if you are in Kingstown even if you are not a great garden lover. Its on all the cruise lines self - guided walking tour itineraries but if there is no ship in ( and they only call 2 or 3 times a week in the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I did not like that you had to pay but It was worth it, the guide Knew his stuff there were trees there over a hundred years old. I was fascinated with the nutmeg tree. i use the spice regularly so that was a treat for me. the gardens are well kept and there is a variety of trees and... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed this much more than we expected to, definitely worth the entrance fee and the guide. We spend probably near enough 1.5 hours on the tour and learned a lot. Whether gardens are your thing or not I would definitely say that it is a pleasant way to spend an hour or so in St Vincent and there was lots... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very much enjoyed my visit to the oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere. Worth the entrance fee and the few extra dollars for the local guide!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A very well maintained Botanical Gardens and a lovely place for a quiet stroll in the morning before it gets too hot. It actually opens at 6 am if you are a Bird Watcher and want to get there early.

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vermont
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

oldest in the western hemisphere, love it here loads of plants, quite a scene,lovely picturesque backgrounds, seats to sit and chill, have to pay/donate a small fee to enter. check out the parrots close to kingstown good picnic spot.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nature and garden, nice to visit very old tree and vincentian parot. Good for relaxing and enjoying.

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sheffield
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A beautifully maintained botanical gardens. There is good security so you can wander around at will. However, guides are available if you prefer that. We didn't and just enjoyed looking at the birds and plants. Saw a crested Antilian Humming bird, male and female. There are st Vincent parrots bred in the park too although always better to see in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My Grandfather worked in the gardens as an agricultural student in the 30's. It's always great to go back and see how things have grown and changed. Ask for St. Clair. He's the man!

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