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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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Pretty and well kept gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
LorraineBoothman
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

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 1 week ago

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

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Thank you for visiting the gardens. More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the parrots! There are long avenues of manicured flower beds and hedges, many varieties of hibiscus, and plenty of resting spots. Very relaxing and one could spend many hours enjoying the scenery.

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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 

Fowey, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it is a nice piece of history, with plants from all over well laid out and a great stroll around on a rainy day. The cafe and gift shop are pretty basic - and the parrots have a limited vocabulary, but it is one of the key places to meet if you have to spend time in Kingstown -... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the gardens. We hope you come again soon and have a more wonderful experience. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love flowers and plants, this is the place to be. It was the first time i saw a cinnamon tree..lol. My family and I took a relaxing walk through the gardens.

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We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time at the gardens. Thank you for visiting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely garden, lovely grounds, beautiful plantings - some gorgeous old trees. They have an Aviary with endangered St Vincent parrots. It was fun to see all the epiphites (airplants) just naturally growing on the shade cloth in the aviary. It's a bit of uphill walking but the road is paved and you can take your time. It was very... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. Hope you come again soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

These gardens are very well worth a visit. They are compact and access from the prt is straightforward. We took a taxi but we could have walked. Do get a guide as our guide's commentary added much to the visit as the trees are not labelled. An oasis of peace!

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

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This was our last stop on a taxi tour of the Kingstown area. $2 USD per person entry fee. Park closes at 6 pm and we showed up at 5. No guides around so we made our way around the garden. It is very beautiful. Many of the trees and plants have identifying placards. A guide would have definitely been... More 

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We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the gardens. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

A gem of a place on the outskirts of lively Kingstown. Beautiful gardens with knowledgeable staff who can give you the history of the place and tell you all about the plants and what they are used for. Loved it and will be visiting again.

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Thank you for visiting us at gardens. Hope to read of another experience soon. More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Nice gardens that were busy getting ready for Prince Harry visiting. Very informative parrot keeper - thank you

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Thank you very much for coming. More 

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