J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens
3.5
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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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dkiernander
10 contributions
A nice little gem in the hear of the city
Oct 2020
A national park this small site is cared for to showcase the plants and animals of the BVI. Just about the only place to see the indigenous tortoise. Worth a gentle 20 minute stroll. Nice, relaxed, with charming staff
Written December 15, 2020
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R M
UK265 contributions
Underwhelming!
Feb 2020
The gardens are obviously recovering post Irma so it hard to be too critical. On the plus side, the entry fee is cheap and there were some nice flowers etc.

On the negative side, the site is very small, fairly untidy and does not have much to hold the interest.

I wouldn't recommend this as a specific trip.
Written March 7, 2020
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Eli F
23 contributions
Great gardens
Jun 2019
Well worth the walk from the port for just a few dollars entry fee. Was really nice to wander through the gardens and look at all the beautiful plants and wildlife. Definitely recommend
Written February 14, 2020
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,028 contributions
Worth the walk from the port
Jan 2020
A lovely botanical garden. Quite small but still worth the 3$ each. A short walk from the port and worth the effort. Staff very friendly.
Written January 26, 2020
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Raychxuu
137 contributions
Nice tortoise collection, friendly informative staff and of course a brilliant collection of plantlife.
Dec 2019
If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town/port for a short break this is an ideal destination within 30 mins walk of the cruise ship terminal. It is located on the way out of town on the crossroads, turn left just past the police station, entrance (hidden sign) is 50 yards on the right. Only $3 entry at time of visit. This couple well with a visit through the town centre.
Written January 3, 2020
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Mary B
Boston, MA16 contributions
Worth the walk
May 2019 • Couples
We were in Tortola for just 6 hours and didnt want to miss the ship. Decided to visit the gardens. It wasnt a bad walk..about 20 min from the pier. So glad we went. It is a very low key garden...still coming back from the hurricanes..but there were enough left to look at. Very.impressive to see the plants trying to recover. It was a quick.visit..about 45 min...but worth it. So glad we got to read about the origin of the gardens and.what they have been doing over the years.

Written May 1, 2019
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_voyageurs565
Ottawa, Canada80 contributions
Worthwhile Visit
Mar 2019 • Family
The local botanical gardens in Tortola are only about a 20-minute walk away from the cruise port. For help on how to get there, simply ask at the tourist desk. Or you can take a short taxi ride there for about $5 per person and walk back. We were welcomed to the J.R. O’Neal Botanical Gardens by an enthusiastic attendant who explained how the gardens were affected by the hurricane in 2017, and how the community and government have been working together to help improve the gardens. Our visit to the J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens was certainly worthwhile, and cost only $3 per person. Although there are no food facilities, there are some clean washrooms on site. It is obvious that the flower beds are lovingly maintained by enthusiastic and dedicated gardeners. We saw some very interesting and colourful plants in bloom, some very unusual exotic plants, and we took some amazing pictures. We hope to return and perhaps bring along other interested gardeners while on a future cruise. It was only a ten-minute walk afterwards to visit the Prison Museum only a few blocs away (separate review). Leisurely visits to these gardens and the prison museum are very easily done in an afternoon.
Written March 25, 2019
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julian c
Hailsham, UK207 contributions
Small and Quiet
Jan 2019 • Couples
You can easily walk here from the cruise terminal. Still recovering from hurricane damage, but still worth the USD$ 3 entry fee. Sure it will improve with time.
Written February 12, 2019
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tracerWarwick_
Warwick, UK418 contributions
Delightful oasis
Feb 2019 • Solo
A lovely, peaceful spot with some interesting plants, and a nice layout. Regrettably much damaged by the hurricane, and without any refreshment facilities (but there are toilets). While I visited there were only a total of four visitors, yet all welcomed by an enthusiastic warden. Clearly there is work going on to improve and restore after the damage, but with no apparent great urgency.
Written February 4, 2019
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David B
Whitchurch, UK164 contributions
Good place to visit if you want something different
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visited this when in Tortola as not being "water sports " people we needed something to visit. It was $3 each to get in and passed away a good hour. The young lady in the gardens took great pride in showing us the Sea Turtles and Land Turtles (Tortoise). A worthwhile trip - about 20 minutes walk from Ship (using a route you won't get lost) but can get back quicker down back road.
Written December 30, 2018
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