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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Brilliant look out

Stopped here on our drive and what a stop, to have a break and just to take in the view. Would... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
Newtonhill, United Kingdom
Most beautiful place on earth

Entrance fee is the same than with guard. Percy was worth every dollar (10 per person), he knew... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2019
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Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Stopped here on our drive and what a stop, to have a break and just to take in the view. Would recommend it to anyone

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank murrayk2006
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Entrance fee is the same than with guard. Percy was worth every dollar (10 per person), he knew every plant, was very kind and told us a lot of interesting facts about the park. We were afraid of going to tourist places which were crowded...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Annavejjo
Reviewed March 13, 2019

I felt enveloped with natural beauty. The colours were exquisite, our guide knew every plant, and let us taste a few! Incredible view of Ocho Rios and the sea. The falls are quaint yet magnificent and gives it the Garden of Eden feel. Truly a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rose J
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Shaw Park Garden is a lovely botanical garden located high on a hill above Ocho Rios. The setting is nice, with a lovely view of the town and the plantings were quite interesting. Our guide Percy met us at the top of the garden near...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wcforr900
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We had a wonderful tour guide called Gregory who has worked there for 20 years, he knew every blade and type of grass, tree, seed, bush and flower. It truly is one of the most stunning, serenely calm and peaceful places I've ever visited. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Turncornmeal
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We had a guided tour of the Shaw Park Gardens. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He is one of the caretakers of the gardens. It was amazing to see the tropical flowers. It was like seeing our ordinary houseplants on steroids. Some of the trees...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 547jeanneb
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Another marvelously quiet place to just unwind and take in the incredible variety of plant life here. It's old fashioned because it's old, and it's one of the places where you can see what a garden can grow into when it's well tended for 80-odd...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kia P
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We took a tour of Shaw Park, and loved every minute of it. Would love to go back and spend an entire day. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sogo40
Reviewed May 7, 2018

This was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Jamaica. Beautiful peaceful gardens with a view over the town of Ocho Rios. The lovely guide gave us all the old Jamaican names of the plants and shrubs and told us of the uses...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank SueandDavid34
Reviewed March 14, 2018

You can park inside the gates. Getting there, it is very easy to miss the sign at the junction about 100 yds from the main road. You need to take the right fork there. (Sign is square, was white but rusted so the writing is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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July 21, 2017|
Response from PeacefulWarrior67 |
Afraid not. There were several levels to the gardens and very few slops. We went with a 7 month old baby and had you carry her as her stroller was of no use in the terrain.
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Gilla B | Reviewed this property |
Trust me, this is the place to be. Your family will always have this memory, you can chose here or Cranbrook flower forest in the same parish. Being that its 40 people, I would chose the latter. Hope this helps. Good luck... More
March 6, 2017|
Response from Opinionated B | Reviewed this property |
$25 I think...