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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Address: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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+1 876-974-2723
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Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

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Haven of Quiet

If you drive yourself this is not easy to find. After turning off the mainroad the sign posting stops and it is easy to go the wrong way. Once there it is very low key and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 5, 2014
Steve G
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Jersey, United Kingdom

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you drive yourself this is not easy to find. After turning off the mainroad the sign posting stops and it is easy to go the wrong way. Once there it is very low key and a nice way to spend some time. Reasonable cost of $US10 a head.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like the feeling of being among the trees, ferns and tropical flowers you will enjoy the visit. Smelling the spices as you go teases your pallet. The old remnents of the hotel remaining from many years gone by takes you back in time. Wear comfortable shoes and ask questions..the guide is very knowledgeable

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Hereford
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

Beautiful quiet gardens with waterfalls and so lovelyl! Could not fault it but was not easy to find (we had a hire car) - just needed a few more direction signs, the road leading to it was very poor. Had restrooms but no drinks available sadly, but worth the effort. The park is not to be missed! Some parts quite... More 

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Burkesville, Kentucky
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stopped to visit the Shaw Park Gardens as part of a cruise expursion that also included lunch and Dunn's River Falls. Shaw Park was absolutely beautiful. The guide was very friendly and informative. This is a must-see if you visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica! Also be sure to take your camera for lots of stunning photos.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you love beauty this is a great trip. It was 20.00 dollars for my wife and I we had a great tour guide who knew everything about the property and was only to happy to explain things take photos or share his love of the park. THis is not the garden down in the city but up on the... More 

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Amazing place that overlooks the whole city. Love taking my time walking through the lush botanical garden just listening to the birds making all the lovely sounds. The beautiful waterfall is by far a highlight. I love putting my feet in the fresh flowing stream fed pool at the bottom of the park. Shaw park is the ultimate spot for... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Shaw Park Gardens has a beautiful breathtaking view of Ocho Rios as you come through the entryway. If you are a passenger from one of the cruise ships you can see your ship from up here in the gardens. Beside the view, there are a fantastic variety of fabulous flowers, trees and plants throughout the gardens. They have a walkway... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Loved it, all plants, birds, spiders and waterfalls, please watch my video on you tube Shaw Park Gardens and Waterfalls Ocho Rios Jamaica by Danuta Rogula, so will know what i am talking about. Thanks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

I went by myself, and there were only two other people there. There are walkways alongside the falls, and periodic platforms for special viewing, and from which one can actually wade into the pools at the base of each series of falls. The water cascades over several different configurations of rock, each unique and beautiful, and surrounded by tropical vegetation.... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Ronald Hawthorne was our tour guide at Shaw Gardens and I highly recommend asking for him. What a wonderful human being he is and so very knowledgeable. We spent well over an hour with Ronald learning about all of the flowers, trees and history of the hotel. Walking through the gardens takes you back to a time long ago .... More 

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