Scarborough Botanical Garden

Scarborough Botanical Garden

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seafarers62
Great Oakley, UK230 contributions
Mar 2020
A soothing oasis after the heat retaining concrete and trafic fumes of downtowm Scarborough, the gardens are laid out over eighteen acres of what were once the Dal Fair and rocky plantations.Pretty much deserted the day we visited, with no guided tours as such. Broad sweeps of lawns. planted beds and shade trees could pass for an English park , were it not for the garish crimson of towering African tulips, flamboyant trees and the yellow and pink cascades of the poui trees.
An enjoyable retreat from the hustle and bustle of the dusty city .
Written March 24, 2020
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
Jan 2020
We relaxed here for an hour or so on a very hot day, watching people and lots of chicks. Right by the main drag, so lots to watch. More of a very nice park in my book, but they can call it whatever they want.
Written March 14, 2020
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ja5al1n
Worcester UK126 contributions
Jan 2020
It's a lovely place, but such a pity more care is not taken with labelling plants and the exceptional trees, and offering a layout guide.
Written February 12, 2020
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Bagoboy
Warwick, RI54 contributions
Dec 2016
My wife and I went strolling through the Botanical Garden at night during December as they light up some of the trees during the Christmas season. It was quite a picturesque display, very peaceful and dare I say a romantic setting. Great for night photography with the variety of colors and designs. It's a perfect getaway from the asphalt and concrete jungle. Outside of the Christmas season lights the garden is quite a relaxing place to visit where you can see local plants and trees.
Written January 6, 2017
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shernellt
Trinidad232 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The botanical gardens is quite big—good for walks, picnics and a quiet place to read or chat. The grounds are well kept with many types of plants and trees. The best time to go is during the week when it’s not crowded. Right in the heart of Scarborough, it’s opposite one of the public car parks. One disappointment though was the very unclean toilet facilities. Although there was toilet paper, the toilet couldn’t flush, nor was there water in the sink. The garbage bin also needed emptying. Other than that, it’s a wonderful serene place to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Written June 1, 2019
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PubLover7
Jersey, UK109 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Only 4 stars due to the lack of labelling of the plants. Tourism guides are only there when a cruise ship is in - we were fortunato that there was. The two ladies were informative & friendly.
Written February 22, 2018
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sturner1452017
Fairfax, VA4 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a very worthwhile place to visit in Scarborough. It is quiet. clean, nicely appointed and offers a very relaxing place to sit and view the harbor below. There are some unusual trees here, Indian Almonds and some very old tall trees whose name I'm not sure of. There are friendly guides on hand who are more than willing to answer questions. They take pride in the place and well they should; it is a beautiful garden.
Written December 23, 2017
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Cherryll U
Lowlands, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago31 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
If you have young children and need some timeout with them in an easily accessible space away from the crowds, this is ideal. There are lots of shady areas with tropical plants everywhere... ideal for a family outing. It is right in Scarborough and has parking from 2 access points.
Written September 14, 2017
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Kristin W
Trinidad4 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
really nice, quiet, easy to find. good for picnic or family outing just walk with you cooler and food!
Written July 18, 2016
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sunshineON
toronto10 contributions
Feb 2020
Beautiful gardens, a quiet escape in the city of Scarborough. Enjoyed on a Sunday after church. Nice breeze and benches to relax on.
Written February 24, 2020
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