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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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Great place to relax

Looking for a great place to relax,then a walk among the lush and peaceful Botanical Gardens is a must, feel the warmth of the Caribbean as you interact with the staff as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Kingstown, St. Vincent
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Looking for a great place to relax,then a walk among the lush and peaceful Botanical Gardens is a must, feel the warmth of the Caribbean as you interact with the staff as they share their knowledge willingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is the oldest botanical garden in the Western Hemisphere, established in 1765. It has a bread fruit tree that is from a sucker of one of the original trees brought here by Captain William Bligh in 1793. It has the beautiful St Vincent parrot that lives only on St Vincent. It is interesting but not one of the more... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ask for Errol as your guide, fantastic knowledge and lots to see. Great variety of palms and other flora, interesting history as a repository of medicinal plants by the British.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A good place to visit - it's kept immaculately and very beautiful. Not too keen on the parrot enclosures though - a bit rough but this is judging by western standards. You need a guide. Our 4 children were a bit bored, probably best done adults only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We took a Guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly.The Garden has a history with some unique trees and a well kept surroundings.I saw trees and plants that I had forgotten existed.The tour lasted about an hour and worth it.

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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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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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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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