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“Very impressive specimens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
Kingstown, St. Vincent
+1 784-453-1623
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Kingstown
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.
Grand Island, Nebraska
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“Very impressive specimens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We took of a tour of the gardens with a guide (very much worthwhile and the gentleman was a hoot). Some of the specimens date back to the French occupation in the 18th century. You'll learn some fascinating facts about tropical plants and the grounds are much larger and more beautiful than you might expect. Go early before the air heats up and take some water along as well.

Visited August 2011
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Moose Factory, Canada
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I liked the landscape views, it was a great place for us to snap family pictures & our daughter enjoyed seeing the turtle & birds. Althought it would have been nice to get closer and see them, most were hiding. Friendly Staff

Visited June 2012
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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“my wedding location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

theres nothing to dislike here the gardens are absolutely amazing

Visited August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Guided tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Impressive - oldest botanical gardens in Caribbean or Western Hemisphere? The information from the guide added a lot.

Visited July 2011
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Irby, United Kingdom
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“Like gardens....then visit this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

A very interesting tour of one of the world's oldest botanic gardens. Doesn't seem to be aset entrance fee but be prepared to pay for a guided tour (one or two hours)

Visited May 2012
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