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Worth the drive

We visited the gardens as an organised cruise trip. The drive up to the gardens gave us some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Awe inspiring.

Such a beautiful garden. Leaves the size I have never seen before. Could have spent half a day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 2 days ago 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
Thank pjbartlett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Venture327611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens were a tour/ excursion from our cruise ship. There is a cement path that winds through many tropical plants. Beautiful blooming anthurium, orchids, ginger, African tulip trees and torch Lillie’s to name a few. Multiple levels so you must be able to negotiate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jame1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning gardens. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. A total must do if you find yourself in St Vincent’s.... also got to meet the owner/designer/landscaper Tim Vaughan who was most charming & gave us his time to talk to us about the gardens. Do pack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NoelB
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited these blissful gardens late in the day with our Taxi driver, Smokey, and it was truly fantastic! The variety of plant life expertly melded into the rolling landscape with a coursing mountain stream going through it makes for a wonderful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safarigreg
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We took a tour bus which took us first to the Botanical Gardens, and then on to the Mesopotamia Valley until we finally arrived at this paradise garden. It's not commercialised - you won't find any tacky souvenirs or a gift shop - just beautifully...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank David95
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Beautiful place well up in the hills beyond the sprawl of housing which covers the Mesopotamia Valley. It's quite a drive, and no easy task to navigate through the villages to emerge into another contrasting world of peace and tranquillity. One or two splendid views,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Visited this garden after 45 minute drive on hairpin bends through the beautiful countryside of the Mesopotamia Valley with views of the high mountains (Grand Bonhomme is 3181 feet high) and the rain forest ahead. The garden's position is amazing. It's foot is in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LizzybeeYorkshire
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We started of visiting Fort Charlotte - very worthwhile and then drove to Belmont Lookout overlooking Mesopotamia Valley. We then drove through the valley before arriving at Montreal Gardens. The journey was very comfortable thanks to our taxi driver and guide Norris Dennie. The Montreal...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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May 16, 2016|
Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Late answer but yes, it's a year-round garden. Always something blooming.
March 3, 2016|
Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Some parts of it yes, but there's a few steeper paths and narrow walkways that might be a bit of a problem.
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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
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.
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