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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Small and Quiet

You can easily walk here from the cruise terminal. Still recovering from hurricane damage, but... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
julian c
Hailsham, United Kingdom
Delightful oasis

A lovely, peaceful spot with some interesting plants, and a nice layout. Regrettably much damaged... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Warwick, United Kingdom
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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.
Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
+1 809-494-4557
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank tracerWarwick_
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank somersetcountyleague
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Been to several Botanic gardens and this one is one of the better ones. Easy to find your way around with a wide variety of plants and trees. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the small fee.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Steven W
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny Botanical Garden. It's nice enough, but I've been to several others that are much more impressive. Actually, I expected something more special for being in such a lush location.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RLeTourneau5
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Small but beautiful botanical gardens with some unusual plants. Shady spots, colourful sections and fruit trees. Well worth the $3 entrance fee. Link with a visit to the Sugarworks museum or the Prison museum - both are good and fairly close

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Julia B
Reviewed May 29, 2017

It is a nice shady spot out of the heat of the sun. Its relaxing an you can stay as long as you want. There are some interesting plants, tree and plenty of lizards. It could done with a bit of tidy up as some...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank BillandViv
Reviewed May 6, 2017

nice walk through the grounds , but the palce could use some better up kep overall. Lots of native and tropical trees and plants and a nice break from the normal tourist places

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Glenn D
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This is a nice spot with some very interesting plants and trees. But as others have mentioned it appears to need funding & upkeep. Has potential to be a lovely botanical garden. Good place to have a peaceful, relaxing break away from crowds of tourists...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a small botanical gardens with some interesting plants. It takes about an hour to see but for $3 it is worth it. As well as the plants there is some wildlife (chickens, goldfish, tortoises, turtles and the ubiquitous lizards). It is worth it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank ewanc148
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
It was a reasonable amount something like $2 or $3 but that was in December 2015. It's well worth the walk there though and the price as its a exotic oasis in the middle of the city.
Ruth M
March 3, 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
I have walking difficulties and found the walk to the gardens to be ok. We got a map from tourist information which was quite direct. There is a park that we sat in which was on route ... It was about 20mins from the port... More