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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

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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A pleasant place to wander in the shade

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 24, 2016

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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 

2 Thank Susan F
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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Steve O
Johnson City
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cindysaid
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank CandMhols
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank Karen M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank John P

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