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Botanical Gardens

Kingstown, St. Vincent
+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
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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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English first
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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
8 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This gardens is 249 years old and it is well maintained and beautiful. Our tour guide Ian John was great. He was knowledgable and was able to convey that knowledge in a why that interested our 6 year old. It was a great family afternoon. There is a small entry fee but well worth it. If your a pirate fan... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lovely gardens & very good guide. Felt the caged parrots looked unhappy. Very old trees & plants can't say more as this covers it. Well worth a visit

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