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Botanical Gardens

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Botanical Gardens

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BlueFoot_Travel wrote a review May 2020
British Virgin Islands130 contributions21 helpful votes
Spend a wonderful few hours wandering around these beautiful gardens. upon arrival you have the option to get a guide, which we did. It was well worth it. As we learnt a lot about the local plants and had fun too. Don’t miss it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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bigglesStrathaven wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom715 contributions215 helpful votes
WE WENT ON A GENTLE STROLL THROUGH THE GARDENS with a local guide who took the time to stop and eexplain the various trees and plants within the gardens and something not to miss is going to see the parrots in a small aviary.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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William L wrote a review Mar 2020
London37 contributions28 helpful votes
We were stayiing in Bequia and having read a little about the Botanical Gardens in nearby Kingstown thought we would make the trip. After a short ferry ride and a little difficulty we found the bus station and with the help of the locals found our bus. 1 EC$ each was the cost which is almost nothing. I would not recommend walking there as it is uphill, very steep and very hot. The gardens are a delight. It is well worth hiring a guide and it's not expensive. We had the wonderful Errol. Without Errol we would have missed so much. Beautiful trees and shrubs from all over the world and even some endangered but beautiful parrots. Errol even suggested our lunch venue, Veejays in Kingstown, which together with the bus ride with Bob Marley blasting out at full volume was a truly Caribbean experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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HarleyDeeChatham wrote a review Mar 2020
Chatham21 contributions7 helpful votes
US$2 gets you in. If you want a guide, that's US$6. If you are really into your tropical plants, then go for the latter. If you just want to amble around the open space, at your own pace and don't mind reading the odd label or even not knowing what the plants are, then US$2 is very reasonable. There are summer houses, to take a shade break in, as you wander round and the gardens as a whole are well laid out. In one corner are the parrot cages, where they are running a breeding programme for the endangered St Vincent Parrot. If you are lucky (like us) you will come across the gardeners knocking down coconuts with bamboo poles. What happens to them then? They split them open, drink the milk, eat the cream and share with any passing tourists! I promise, you will never buy a supermarket coconut again, once you've scooped the soft creamy flesh out of one straight off the tree. Besides the various exotic trees, there are flowering plants too and trees producing huge and strange colourful flowers, such as the Cannonball Tree. If you don't mind walking, then the gardens are about 30 minutes (1.5 miles) from the cruise terminal. You also get to see other things on the walk, such as the old police station/prison. If you can't or don't fancy the walk, there are no shortage of taxi drivers waiting at the port. If you are staying local for your visit to St Vincent, then the botanical gardens are definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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John B wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom37 contributions18 helpful votes
We had hoped to use the local bus to Vermont Nature Trails. The bus ‘station’ is a good walk left from the ship and after the first bus ‘station’ and passed the Fish market). Local people very helpful advising which (mini-) bus to get but they only accepted local currency so abandoned that trip. In the end did a short taxi tour US$15 to fort (good views) and botanical gardens. Garden US$2 each but you will then have a guide unless you refuse! (US$4 each plus tip). Guide very good and was very informative about all the plants. We got a lot more out of the visit than if we’d just wandered round ourselves. 40 minute walk back to the ship.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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