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Botanical Gardens

Kingstown, St. Vincent
+1 784-453-1623
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Relaxing couple of hours

Elroy was our guide and what a great job, lots of interesting information from a very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mollychops68
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Nice gardens if you have a spare hour in St Vincent

The botanical gardens in St Vincent feature many plants native to the Caribbean. You can choose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hywheeler
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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"western hemisphere"
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"guided tour"
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"trees and plants"
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"vincent parrot"
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"captain bligh"
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"national bird"
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"st vincent"
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"lovely garden"
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"breadfruit"
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"local guide"
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"breeding program"
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"easy walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Elroy was our guide and what a great job, lots of interesting information from a very knowledgeable man, worth a trip to kill a few hours from the sun tan. Beautiful gardens and most enjoyable

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical gardens in St Vincent feature many plants native to the Caribbean. You can choose to have a guided tour or just walk round by yourself. The gardens have paved paths which you can walk round and grassy areas with some limited seats. There...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, easy and very rewarding. Guides are good but not mandatory if you are into photography or birding. Go early as the midday is humid

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A great place to show young people trees and plants from the western parts of tje world that were brought from near and far. Breadfruit..bottlebrush and comb and brush trees never fail to amaze amd amuse the teenage minds. A small collection of local fauna...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Came here and was pleasantly surprised with how beautiful the gardens were. Very impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of the staff. Unfortunately the only disappointment for me was seeing a Redfoot Tortoise in a cage, with nothing around it, just metal bars. The tortoise...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the gardens on a Sunday - it was 5 EC for entrance, and 10EC per person for a guide, however we weren’t told this until the end of the tour. The cafe wasn’t open which was a shame because we were very thirsty....More

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

great landscape! you will see the " first bread fruit tree " planted in st. vincent... the tree prince harry planted 2017, parrot aviary

Thank purplepie S
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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Botanic Garden. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to having you again.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We took a guided tour round this lovely garden in Kingstown. Doing so paid off as we would not hve recognised many of the specise growing there. There is shade so not too demanding on those hot Caribbean days. It has quite an open layout,...More

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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Botanic Garden. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to having you again.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

founded in 1765. The gardens have stood the test of time, survived hurricanes and shaped trees that are almost as old as the gardens. Official guides at the entrance will walk you through the 20 acre garden for a small fee. 10 US is about...More

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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for choosing to visit the Botanic Garden and for the review. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant time. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We went recently as a group of 7 to the botanical gardens. It’s around a 15 minute walk from Kingstown and very easy to find. It was 15EC (6US) each for entry and a tour guide, we went on a day a ship wasn’t in...More

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NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Botanic Garden and for taking the time to write a review. We very pleased to hear that had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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bex400
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Kaye T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for delay, just saw this message, hope you have not left on vacation yet.We saw some taxis not far from the cruise port.They seemed reasonable and safe once we started talking to them prior.Our driver was of a... More
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The gardens are laid out on a hillside so any visit will require some uphill walking mostly on well defined paths. Transport by taxi to the entrance and exits is easy but we entered at the lower end of the gardens and left... More
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Response from HuggieSRL | Reviewed this property |
We walked there but it is not a short walk and from the ferry port to he botanical gardens this is steeply up hill and so not easy if you are not used to walking.
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