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Botanical Gardens

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Address: Kingstown, St. Vincent
Phone Number: +1 784-453-1623
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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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Definitely worth the visit !

My partner and I visited the Botanical Gardens and we weren't dissapointed ! In fact it was probably the highlight of my holiday. You pay a minimal fee to gain entry and to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane K
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the Botanical Gardens and we weren't dissapointed ! In fact it was probably the highlight of my holiday. You pay a minimal fee to gain entry and to have your very own guide. There's no point looking around here without one Wow, was he knowledgable. It is in a beautiful setting. In the grounds live... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the gardens. We are elated to know that you had and enjoyable time with us. More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful haven away from the craziness of Kingstown, especially during carnival!! It's so lush and green It doesn't take long to walk around, we didn't get a tour guide, but in hindsight I wish we had, as they are very knowledgeable. A must when visiting the island, although it is a bout a 20 minute walk from the... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We are elated to hear that you had an enjoyable time at our gardens. Hope you take a guide the next time you come to visit us. Thank you for the positive feedback. More 

St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chris and kurtis for a lacal adventure tour we would make your vacation most memorable and satisfying cheap and affordable doesn't matter who you are or where you're from we welcome all to our lovely islands SVG home of the brave.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People kept telling me that this was one of the places I should visit while on St. Vincent. I recommend hiring a guide to take you through. It is only a few dollars. The guide shows you all sorts of plants and tells you about them. My guide was pretty fast, so it was like a whirlwind tour, but it... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We are happy to recieve such a wonderful feedback about the gardens. Thank you for visiting us. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere apparently. Not too big which is just as well as walking in the caribbean heat spa the energy. A pleasant couple of hours.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the gardens and your positive feedback. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stepping in a land which helps you to forget Mesmerised, totally, is a sure bet The land is so full of greenery So much to be seen This is the place to be

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the gardens. We are glad to that you enjoyed yourself here. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Went to the botanical gardens in St Vincent during a recent visit. Well worth the time. I went with my partner who wouldn't know a daisy from a tulip. He had a great time. The guide was very knowledgable and kept giving us things to smell, very interactive visit. We only did the half our tour and wish it had... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went on the historical tour mainly for the Fort, but at the insistence of our driver we went on the Botanical Tour. We were certainly glad we did, one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide, Elroy, amazed us at his knowledge of the foliage in the gardens. He rattled off the scientific names like they were... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the gardens. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time while being here. We are grateful for your positive feedback. More 

Basseterre, St. Kitts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I certainly have seen better, but it is always nice to roam around some gardens. Needs some better upkeep and more thought to the gardens.

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the gardens. We will also like to show gratitude for your feedback, we will take it into consideration. More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We visited these gardens as part of a 2 1/2 hour tour of Kingstown, which also included quick trips to Fort Charlotte, the catholic church and the Carnegie museum. The overall tour was interesting and the gardens were beautiful, well worth a visit. The guide, by the name of Cheryl, spoke good English and was very knowledgeable, particularly in relation... More 

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NationalParksAuth, Curator at Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

We are elated to hear that you had a good time at the gardens. Thank you very much for visiting us and hope to hear of another experience in the near future. More 

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