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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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History and knowledge

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... read more

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

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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London
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58 helpful votes 58 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We took a group of Grade 1 children for an educational visit. Our welcome was warm and friendly. The guide Erroll was superb. He explained the history of the gardens, and told us about different plants and trees. He pitched his talk at exactly the right level for the children. We bought our plants to take for the school garden... More 

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Barbados
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I like the service the cleanliness , i like the flowers the different types i like the atmosphere i just like the quite area where you can walk and relax you mind .

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were amazed at the variety of exotic plants found in such a small area. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the plants and their histories. A lovely wedding venue.

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

many trees and flowers, and a wonderful guide...he new the plants and their proper botanical names and was a delight.

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