Royal Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens
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raycummings2018
Port of Spain, Trinidad7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Interesting flora and fauna, it's educational and romantic. You will definitely want to bring a camera it's a photographer's paradise and an amazing landscape put on your walking shoes. I like the newly refurbished official residence of the president.
Written January 5, 2020
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sexyshorty
Tobago4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
when i visited this place it was beautiful not just beautiful but extremely beautiful. the flowers and the garden itself was well kept and the variation was wild and warming. this place was magnificent, it was a great experience for me. this is one of the best gardens in the world. and i mean that literally.
Written January 12, 2007
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cmb2
Magnolia, Tx.1,201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the first things we did on our arrival on Trinidad was to take a walk thru the Botanical Gardens to get the kinks out of our travel-weary legs. After checking at the main gate security hut for a map that has the most predominate trees & bushes labeled, the guard said she gave her last one away. Our guide book said it's better to have a guide or a map on your first time so you can have explanations of the varieties of trees and flowering plants (there are a very good number of those), so we took advantage of using a very friendly local we found in the gardens (I believe his name was James) who offered to guide us for whatever we deemed a worthy tip. (Our book suggested finding one of the locals who hang out at the park just for that purpose because it's cheaper.) He was extremely polite and gave an excellent tour along with good history of the gardens and the cemetery in the park. Bring along a rain jacket and umbrella because showers pop up suddenly in this area and drench you in less than a minute. There are a few shelters for just such showers, but they are not close enough together so you can stay dry enough before reaching one after the downpour starts. Nice place to jog, too because it's got a nice circular path that includes slight hills.
Written April 9, 2009
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IAmGupta
New Delhi, India39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Its a nice walk, you can go around the garden looking ar various varieties of trees, sit at one of the enclosures and enjoy a nice picnic or climb up the hill. A good place to go if you are in Port of Spain
Written October 31, 2019
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windfootsteps
Ottawa, Canada128 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I've been to this place three times at different hours and different days of the week. Although it's one of the very few spots where you can walk in Port of Spain without -a- falling inside a hole supposedly covered with a poorly placed metal plate on what's left of a sidewalk or -b- being crushed by maniac drivers, the place itself is poorly kept and can definitely use a major facelift. It's definitely safe as the country's President offices are literally next door. Both local and tourists frequent it. My usual gripe re the non existent admission fee is well justified here. The place desperately needs a cash infusion and not having admission fees for foreigners is totally unjustified. Nobody seems to run it. No guides, no interpreters, no nothing. Other than some bored security guards, not much more seems to happen in this place. Parking is at your own risk and if you park across the street good luck trying to cross the road. If you're in Port of Spain, you're left little choice in terms of walking around town. Walking shoes are a must as stone surfaces tend to get slippery when wet. Try this place but be mindful of its various shortcomings.
Written May 17, 2016
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Jay_as_tripvisor
Denver, CO1,222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
Very close to Queen's Savannah Park. It is located in the north side of Savannah and it is the northern limit of Port of Spain. There are no maps available so you have to explore on your own. Very little varieties of flowers but lots of different trees. Spotted at least 5 species of birds too. Relaxing and cool environment to stay away from the heat. Nice place for kids to play around and has picnic areas too. Emperor valley zoo is just adjacent to the gardens and can be reached walking from within. Safe place for tourist. You can visit during your stroll around the Queen's Savannah park.
Written September 5, 2013
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Nats_x
Hertfordshire46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very beautiful place for some peace and quiet. Perfect for families, nice place to bring a picnic, it's right next to the zoo if you want to go there. Very beautiful trees with information on their origin and names, with beautiful plants.
Written March 5, 2010
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Kate R
Windsor, UK745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
A lovely place to stroll around and admire the beautiful and exotic trees and flowers.A break from the noise and bustle of the town.
Written April 24, 2019
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Paula
Paris, France323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
This garden adjoining the zoo is luscious, grand and simply beautiful. It was clean and well manicured.
Written February 12, 2019
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spuddybike
London, UK331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Compared to European gardens there’s not much to look at, mostly grounds with trees and the occasional shrub. However, there a mix of sun and shade, picnic tables and benches which is thought through. Some nice trees from around the world.

Mostly it’s a quiet retreat from the bustling streets of POS.
Written September 3, 2018
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