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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Utterly Stunning

We had a wonderful tour guide called Gregory who has worked there for 20 years, he knew every blade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Exotic Flowers, Waterfalls, scenic Views

We had a guided tour of the Shaw Park Gardens. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He is one of... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
The Colony, Texas
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Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-974-2723
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed February 27, 2018

In addition to being a relaxing trip through a well groomed nature area, it was also a nice learning experience as everything was well marked.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank s1jag
Reviewed February 7, 2018

A wide variety of plant life in a comfortable natural environment. Some nice opportunities for photographers to capture a number of flowers and plants. Friendly people for a guided tour. The walk down to the falls is fairly steep for those who have difficulty with...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mauricec678
Reviewed January 28, 2018

My wife and I visited here on a Princess cruise excursion. It was an adventure in itself just going up the steep,narrow, not so well maintained road to the gardens. We are glad Gregory was driving the bus. At the gardens we were met by...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Larry T
Reviewed January 23, 2018

My husband and I loved this place! Our guide knew details about EVERY plant. He was very entertaining and you could tell enjoyed his job. Highlights included: creepy banana spiders hanging over our heads, poinsettias, bouquet of flowers our guide presented to me at the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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...