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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
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+1 809-494-4557

Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of...

Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.

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We decided to have a walk around Road Town, tortola as we was here for two full days from our cruise ship. This was about 15 minutes walk in total from the cruise terminal where... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
lee a
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to have a walk around Road Town, tortola as we was here for two full days from our cruise ship. This was about 15 minutes walk in total from the cruise terminal where for a small entrance fee we had a walk around these small but well kept peaceful surroundings. You also got free wifi which was ok,... More 

Thank lee a
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are not vast ,but some very interesting plants. The calabash tree has huge fruits . They have a little shop with water for just 1 dollar. The toilets are very clean with electric had dryer. They have free wi-fi and a nice place to sit on a veranda.

Thank David H
Venice, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A beautiful oasis in the heart of Road Town. Beautiful grounds and gardens! My wife and I have toured it twice, a few years apart, and loved it both times. a great break from shopping or the beach.

Thank John_HVenice_Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Worth visiting to see lots of flowers in one place. Difficult to presetn flora and the impression is of a modest little space with quiet and time to relax.

Thank Finnsailor
Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a visit in December 2016. Entry fee $3/adult. Telephone number in their brochure is 1-284-494-4557. Says they are open 7 days 8am-4pm. Has 2.87 acres.

1 Thank t4oyman
Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Hiked up to the garden from the cruise port on a Saturday afternoon to find it closed! Not happy to return to the port without seeing this attraction. No reason as why it was closed that day. Take waterfront road instead of main street for a more relaxed walk. Check times before you go!

Thank BillyC989
Ventura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Fun to see the different island vegitation all in one small place, about a city block. Score (3 of 5) is relative to other world botanical gardens. IT gets 5 of 5 for things to do in Roadtown.

Thank KappysLife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

In the town centre, the Botanic Gardens are a pleasant place to wander in the shade. The gardens are well maintained and offer an interesting collection of tropical plants. The recommended route takes about an hour to follow, but of course, if you have time to spare, you can linger for longer!

1 Thank Barkis87
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Having docked early on a very hot Sunday we decided to walk to the botanical garden in Tortola as the shops were all shut, so no shopping today. Leaving the ship just after 10am we walked to the nearby park and sat for a short while watching the world go by, we the made our way out of town following... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Although many of the flowers have past their peak, we found tons of beautiful plants and blooms to observe. It's a very small Botanical garden but well worth the trip to see Birds of Paradise and an enormous, breathtaking Banyan Tree to name a few. We also saw turtles, fish and tons of lizards! Friendly front office staff helped us... More 

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