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Wonderfully Lush

These gardens are located inland, and you must use a car or taxi to get there. They are well worth... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey
Beautiful Gardens with Lush Tropical Plants

The gardens are the work and love of their owner. I am not sure if he maintains them for himself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marlton, New Jersey
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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 5 days ago

These gardens are located inland, and you must use a car or taxi to get there. They are well worth visiting as the setting is spectacular, and the variety of flowering vegetation is incredible. The winding paths make you feel that you are in a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are the work and love of their owner. I am not sure if he maintains them for himself or he just loves to show off his handiwork to the visitors.. There are numerous flowering plants and trees that can be viewed along manicured...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see hidden gem, with breathtaking gardens all designed by the owner over many years of hard work. He originally worked at Bodnant gardens in north wales and has made this beautiful island his home. We were met by him on arrival...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gorgeous garden gives a taste of the tropical high in the hills. The drive has giant white begonias and the place is full of familiar plants - our house plants but giant size! Well worth a visit and hearing the owners story too

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greens, shades, colours, sizes, compact place in a rainforest. Gardened with love. Butterflies, lizards, frogs and birds. Beautiful scenery. A drive through the villages over the hills is part of the visit. Different, unique place. We have visited many gardens, this goes top on our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Satu M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away high up in the mountains of Mespotamia, you will find this hidden gem of a spot. Bring a picnic and make a day of it. As you leave the area, you will see there is also a "spa" which I think is in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PaulaLT1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lush vegetation, exotic flowers , hummingbirds and we even saw a snake (non-poisonous). A delight! The garden has been created by English Landscape gardener, Timothy Vaughan who welcomes visitors with a short introductory talk at the start of the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

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 January 16, 2019

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 January 12, 2019

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
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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!
May 16, 2016|
Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Late answer but yes, it's a year-round garden. Always something blooming.
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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 Reply)
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