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Our highlight of St Vincent

This was our most delightful day fo our weklong vacation. Timothy , the owner is a delightful and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ted P
A journey well worth the effort

A highlight of a recent stay on St Vincent, Montreal Gardens are an amazing gem hidden in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Although smaller than the Botanical Gardens in Kingstown, these gardens still feature many species of exotic plants.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our most delightful day fo our weklong vacation. Timothy , the owner is a delightful and very knowkledgable leader. What he has done single handedly with this superior garden is beyond amazing. If you miss this experience you just plain missed it. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ted P
Reviewed 6 days ago

A highlight of a recent stay on St Vincent, Montreal Gardens are an amazing gem hidden in the hinterland of the island. We were taken there by Lisa, (1-784-527-8143)a fantastic driver and guide who is both competent, knowledgeable, and, above all, safe - all attributes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank chris w
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a driveway lined with Anthuriums you are immediately aware that is a unique garden high up in the mountains. It is full of tropical plants and flowering trees. Timothy Vaughan, the owner and designer provided a welcome introduction that enabled us to appreciate the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Happiness796915
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to this amazing garden - and this time I spent all day there... it is like diving into a pool full of colour, texture and shape. Immerse yourself in it! The garden has a wonderful surrounding backdrop of volcanic, tree covered peaks,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank JudithJarvis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a long bus ride to the gardens, but the trip was worth it. What a lovely spot. The owner designed and built the gardens all himself.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Montreal Gardens is a unique and wonderful spot tucked into a scenic mountainside. The gardens boast an impressive array of local flora and a dazzling show of contrasting colors. I also had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Vaughan, who established the gardens several years...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surrender yourself to these gardens and enter a world of lush tropical vegetation where hundreds of species of plants grow in profusion. Feel the textures and see the colours of the leaves. Lift your soul with the scent of the flowers. Here there are surprises...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Roving601881
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited the gardens as an organised cruise trip. The drive up to the gardens gave us some fantastic views of the inner island. The gardens themselves are very well laid out and it is obviously the result of much love and attention from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank pjbartlett
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Such a beautiful garden. Leaves the size I have never seen before. Could have spent half a day languishing amongst the lush garden landscape. Lots of steps down to river but also lots of covered seating areas which are very welcome on the way back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Venture327611
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Visited the gardens 15th November 2018. An interesting trip by minibus from the cruise ship through some lovely scenery to a gem of a place. Beautiful setting in a valley with a river and surrounded by hills and forest. The plants are fabulous and would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank howardbLichfieldUK
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Colin C
January 19, 2019|
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Response from chris w | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is $5, but I can't for the life of me remember if this is US or EC - either way it is worth it!
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May 16, 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Late answer but yes, it's a year-round garden. Always something blooming.
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ejcrowe
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Recs for taxi driver for one day on St. Vincent (5 Replies)
My husband and I will be spending a full day on St. VIncent in transit to Grenada. We'll be arriving by morning ferry from Bequia and hope to go to Montreal Gardens, Cecil Cyrus Museum, and possibly the fort all by early afternoon. Then we would like to crash for a few hours in a place to have lunch, do some reading (in a shaded area) and enjoy some drinks. We'll have to head to the airport around 5:30pm for our evening flight. I'd love to hear about any taxi drivers you'd recommend, as...More
May 29, 2006|
Response fromcuriousx|
Phyllis Peters is your best bet for a taxi tour now that Norris is in the States. If I recall correctly, the tour rate is 40EC an hour. Your Bequia taxi driver can call over and arrange for her to meet you or you can do it yourself - you'll find her coordinates on Russ Filmn's Bequia website. There should be no problem doing what you want to do in the a.m. and then heading to either Beachcombers, Mariner's or Young Island to chill in the afternoon. All welcome visitors in my experience...More
swr
Kimberling City MO
car rental help (4 Replies)
We arrive in St. Vincent airport in Jan. at 6:20pm and need a suggestion for a car rental co. at the airport. Is there a local firm that is recommended? We want to stop at a food store/market before we check in. We will take the ferry to Bequia after staying 3 nights at Paradise Beach hotel kitchette rooms. Can we leave a rental car at the ferry? We are 65 and fit. How is the road to Montreal Gardens, and the road along the Leeward coast-all paved? We have driven ok in Tobago and Tortola.
July 30, 2012|
Response fromdwhopper|
You could drive but I would not recommend it. Hard to see the sites when you are concentrating on driving. Consider hiring a can and driver for the drives you want to do.
NoelB
Bath, England
Botanical and Montreal Gardens (1 Replies)
Hi My wife and I are visiting on a cruise ship in November. We're interested in seeing both Montreal and the Botanical gardens if they are different enough experiences. Any info/advice would be appreciated. Which order to do them in? Should we get a taxi for the whole trip, or could we pick one up outside of Montreal Gardens when we finish there? Time to allocate to both gardens? Cost of taxis for the trip? Help much appreciated!
October 24, 2018|
Response fromdwhopper|
Montreal Gardens are a fair way from Kingstown, an hour or so cab ride. They are the work of a mad Englishman out in the sun without his hat. Lush and fascinating and half wild. Admission is not much. The cab ride would be about $EC 100 each way. But you could make the cab ride into a tour of about half of the island. If you go to Montreal Gardens it might be tight for time to also do the Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens are manicured and managed and not at all wild. If you can...More