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Address: Central Roseau, Roseau, Dominica
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib...

The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib Wood tree and an unidentifiable no-name tree.

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interesting plants but not much else

Interesting plants but little in the way of interpretation or information. Small and looks like its been a challenge to manage it and keep it up-to-date.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alturas, CA
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Alturas, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting plants but little in the way of interpretation or information. Small and looks like its been a challenge to manage it and keep it up-to-date.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tour of the island and this was one stop. The guide explained that there was an example of every tree and plant that was found on the island in the park. We walked around a bit and saw a banyan tree, bamboo cave, many flower plants along with large colorful caterpillars. There was a large cage of... More 

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was the highlight of my Caribbean cruise. The gardens have numerous species however are let down by a lack of labels, name plates and information. The Sisserou and jacko's parrots in the conservation area are hardly visible due to the amount of wire mesh. I missed the squashed bus (poor signposting and no map). I nearly missed Jack's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a lover of nature, the Botanic Gardens offers selected variety of croton plants but lots of lawns for picnicking or just relaxation. It is home to parrots endemic to the country. If you need a brisk exercise walking up the jacko steps takes you to the top of the hill at Morne Bruce which provides a panoramic... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the Nature Island I thought it would be nicer. They can do a better job, lots of open space need more trees, plants.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Took a walk from our hotel. Was very unimpressed. Grass and some trees. Did see some parrots. Maybe I missed something but this was the most underwhelming Botanical Gardens I've ever been to.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We came here a couple of times, saw the parrots and the bamboo house but the real highlight was the bus under the tree from hurricane David in 1979. There is a board by it explaining the damage wreaked by the hurricane but it truly does put into perspective how much damage nature can cause when you see the bus... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to run and do some hill repeats. I made this park a staple every morning while I stayed in Roseau. It's a relatively small park, but the climb up to the top is worth it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Paid a visit mid one Saturday morning, several groups enjoying the gardens including a cricket match and what looked like some kind of military training. Quite a few benches scattered around in shady spots to sit and contemplate the view. Didn't find that many labels on the trees and the information centre was closed so didn't get quite as much... More 

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Charleston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Love the history on this island of nature. The gardens were initially used by the British to experiment with plants that might be grown as cash crops. Super interesting.

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