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Botanical Gardens

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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
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The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St...

The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St Vincent. They are the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere (established in 1765) and are also an important conservation site (particularly for the St Vincent parrot). The Botanical Gardens are in Kingstown, a short journey from the town centre.

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We took the optional guide well worth the cost. They house a breeding program for the endemic parrot very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

20 acres of lush vegetation; could be better kept. A summer visit would probably allow one to see more colours in the gardens.

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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your views with us, come again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the optional guide well worth the cost. They house a breeding program for the endemic parrot very interesting.

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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the gardens and sharing your experience with us, we are happy that you had an enjoyable time. Come again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely gardens, extremely well kept and the tour guides are very knowledgeable. It is ~$3 to get in and worth it, there is no time limit so you can sit on one of the many benches and soak it in, or read a book in the sun. I have deducted one star as I felt sorry for the parrots... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the gardens. Hope you come again soon. More 

Gardenstown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely garden for a walk round. Take a guided walk as there are very few labels on the trees and bushes. The guides are very informative about the plants and have some local stories relating to the garden as well.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the gardens. Glad to know that you have a good informative experience. More 

Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not far from town though an uphill and hot walk. Well worth the effort. $2 entrance then a further $4 for a guide. A guide is a must as he will tell you great stories and identify weird and wonderful tropical plants. Great to see where our spices come from.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We are elated to know that you a had good experience at the gardens. Thank you for coming. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful well maintained oasis. So much care taken to preserve a wide variety of plants. It is a warm walk to say the least, so take plenty of water. The many and varied plants are well marked and the use of a guide makes the whole experience much more enjoyable. Early morning is the best time, although make... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the gardens and your positive feedback. Hope you come again soon. More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice botanical garden, well worth a quiet visit away from the noisy and messy Kingstown. It is not among the best in the world, but has an interesting collection of plants, flowers and trees. Remember to look at the St, Vincent's unique parrots which are housed in a facility at the upper end., although the facility itself... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We hope that you return to the gardens in the near future. More 

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled around without a guide and the gardens are really beautiful and well kept! Probably a good idea to get a guide if you want to know more about the plant species. They have an area with indigenous parrots. Worth a visit! Only took us about 30 - 45 min.

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Thank you very much for coming to the gardens. Hope you come again soon. More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Took a taxi up to the gardens. Tourist office said you could walk but it would have been quite a trek up hill all the way. Gardens very pretty and well maintained- an oasis of tranquility. Walked back down to town afterwards - police officer at gate cautioned us to stay on the main roads. Went through some untidy areas... More 

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Thank you very much for visiting the gardens. Hope you come again soon. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

botanical gardens are charming and beautiful! having the tour guide was helpful and the parrots are amazing.

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