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Botanical Gardens

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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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The gardens are worth visiting

The gardens are worth visiting. The gardens are not too big so easy to walk around in the heat!We strongly recommended to take a guide. We was on a P&O cruise we was on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The gardens are worth visiting. The gardens are not too big so easy to walk around in the heat!We strongly recommended to take a guide. We was on a P&O cruise we was on a trip/tour, our guide she was very knowledgeable.NOT FORGET BOTTLED WATER.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and well maintained. A small contribution gets you a guide. When you pay at front desk say no to guide and pick one up outside of booth - cheaper and goes to guide. Don't believe the oldest tree on the planet - dinosaur tree - local humour I think

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I got married at the Botenical Gardens in 2009 and had the most amazing day. Lots of history and not forgetting it is the home of the national bird of the country. Very peaceful and clean environment, ideal for picnics and photography. No regrets.

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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you love nature especially tall and beautiful trees and birds then this is a great place to spend a few hours browsing around and relaxing. There is a lot of history in the trees and birds and a guided tour is always nice to get some more info on everything there is within the Gardens.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visited the Botanical Gardens as part of a tour and were shown round by one of the guides. The gardens were lovely and it was great having a tour guide who knew lots about the history of the island and the plants.

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SF East Bay
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Drive or take a taxi to this interesting, low-key park. There is no admittance fee, and unlike public-display gardens in North America, there few signs and no suggested or prescribed trails. You're pretty much on your own to roam and discover. Enterprising locals will sometimes offer themselves as guides for a fee, which can be a fun choice: even if... More 

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Carriacou Island, Grenada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited the Botanical Garden in July 2015. There is an entrance fee of 10 EC and an extra 20EC for a guided tour of about 1 hour. The Garden has some well establish trees and it is nicely maintained. I enjoyed the breeze in this location it is a good spot in town to spend some time away from... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Make sure you pay for the guide. Otherwise you'll have no idea. There are so many names, and stories, and smells. Only the guide can provide you this experience. But then, if you just want quiet, then skip the tour and walk through at your leisure. We smelled fresh Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ylang Ylang, Lemon grass, Garlic bush, and more. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great couple of hours spent at the gardens with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Sniffed at and inhaled the aromas from the bark, leaves, seeds and flowers of various trees and plants as we learnt about spices, healing properties and flavours. The 10 EC Dollars charged for the tour guide was worth it. Though we tipped him extra.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

So much to see and behold. Great location to take pictures! We had a guide during the time we were there, which helped a lot to understand the animals and the many plants that there is.

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