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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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Charming, uncomplicated local point of interest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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SF East Bay
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 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 5 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The gardens are worth visiting just to see the endangered St Vincent parrot who will come over and check you out! They are very amusing and funny to watch, and very noisy! The gardens are not too big so easy to walk around in the heat! Very tropical with some famous plants to see! Easy to find on the local... More 

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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. We do hope to see you again. More 

Ilkley
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We made a visit to the Botanical Gardens on a day trip round St Vincent. We thought we might just have a wander round but we were strongly recommended to take a guide. We are so pleased we did, he was knowledgeable, informative and humorous - we saw things we would never have spotted on our own. The gardens are... More 

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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 

Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Peaceful, well maintained and relaxing but not much to see. Breadfruit tree propagated from original introduced by "Mutiny on the Bounty" Bligh is a talking point and I was able to see the St Vincent parrots, but they seemed bored in a cage that was too small.

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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. To enhance your experience we have tour guides who are well trained and very knowledgeable . We highly recommend the use of the tour guides, as they will be able help point out some fascinating trees and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We saw some trees and flowers that we have never seen before but it is a very small Botanical Gardens and there isn't much to see. There is a museum on site but everything in it was removed to another location with the exception of some pictuers on the walls. Cost of entry to the Gardens is $5.00 EC each

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great Garden, Could be more to it, but relaxing and peaceful. It is a great location for photos love 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. There are lots of hidden features of our garden that the average visitor will not see without the assistance of a guide. We strongly recommend that visitors do take a tour guide, to maximize their experience at... More 

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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Vincent and the Grenadines  >  St. Vincent  >  Kingstown

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