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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 809 494 4557
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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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Green haven in the center of the city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Susan F
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We loved it and would recommend it if you get to Road Town! Amazing plantlife and some small animals, turtles, & fish to boot! Not huge, but plenty large enough for a nice walk around the paths and so many varieties of vegetation to enjoy. Peaceful, relaxing, and wonderful.

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Johnson City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

It's a very easy walk from the cruise ship terminal. $3 entry fee. It's nice but not a very large garden. Worth $3 fee but not if it was more. There wasn't a ton of stuff blooming, but still some interesting plants.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

For only $3 take a nice walk among the flowers and trees. Take photos of some brilliant flowers and unusual tropical fruits. See the fish pond and turtles. The staff are so nice and welcoming and we enjoyed a chat with the gift shop lady.

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Carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Spent ages driving around the area the gardens are supposed to be in according to the map, but couldn't find it. Eventually decided if it was really worth a visit, they would put up a few directional signposts. Pity.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

There's this peaceful garden with plenty of benches and a lovely green ambience. At @$3 for admission it was a pleasant contrast to both the ship and the highway we walked to get here. Not huge, but a nice collection.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We visited with a couple who had previously visited the Gardens. They said they weren't as good as their previous visit. The staff explained that weather had taken a toll. Restrooms were clean and modern.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

An easy 25 minute walk from the port this a little oasis and well worth the visit. It's not big and grand but it is gentle, unassuming and tranquil with some interesting plants, trees, shrubs and wildlife. A good place to come aside and simply be.

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Lancashire England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Small but very pleasant and well laid out gardens. Well maintained paths lead to various areas, some of them shaded. There is a good selection of plants and trees, including varities of palms like the traveller palm. Ponds have lilies and terrapins and plenty of birds can been seen in the mature trees. There's a fountain, some large pieces of... More 

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