Guyana Botanical Gardens

Guyana Botanical Gardens, Georgetown: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Guyana Botanical Gardens Reviews: 3.5/5

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Crystal Nunnally
Georgetown, Guyana5 contributions
Relaxing spot.
Dec 2019 • Friends
The Botanical Gardens are quite spacious, breezy and nice to relax at on a cool day. The trees and plants are mesmerizing particularly for a nature-lover visiting for the first time. There is definitely a lot to explore!
Written April 1, 2020
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amy000
Carnforth, UK170 contributions
Ill treated animals
Feb 2020
Unbelievably old fashioned, large birds like harpy eagles and large cats confined without space. Outside a dirty pond full of manatees and. Litter. Don't go there.
Written March 31, 2020
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Lisa E
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
Not Your Average Zoo
Feb 2020
There are very little animals here, less than most zoos I've been to. Their cages look small for some of the larger animals. The animals seemed irritated and upset.
Written February 27, 2020
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK775 contributions
Manatee
Jan 2020
Yes, they are there but you may need to look for them. We saw at least six of these weird and wonderful creatures. Worth a visit just for these.
Written January 14, 2020
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keith h
Chesham, UK645 contributions
Visit for the Birdlife
Dec 2019
We came here to see the birdlife. The garden's open at 6am so if you plan to visit in order to see them at their best, I advise you to get there as soon as they open.
The garden's are pretty much rectangular in shape. Coming in from Vissigen Rd, you can drive in for a certain distance on the central path that run's straight down the middle.
This first part of the garden is fairly well maintained with palm's lining the road towards a circle but beyond it becomes fairly unkempt. A canal runs either side of the central path although separated by some fine, mature trees & a wide rough grass verge.
You can see several parrot species, red shouldered Macaws & quite a few other birds of interest. We saw a pair of Toco Toucan's.
No facilities to speak of, no cafe, surprisingly.
Written December 21, 2019
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,356 contributions
Lovely gardens
Nov 2019 • Couples
We visited here with our birdwatching guide and had a great afternoon birdwatching.

Also a good place to see Manatee and brown Capacin monkeys.

The park itself was interesting with some interesting monuments and memorials.

Written November 19, 2019
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amandabeckles
England, UK97 contributions
Botanical gardens
Oct 2018 • Solo
I like going here for a walk around when I have any time to look at the beauty of a tropical botanical garden, and see the animals of Guyana.
Written September 16, 2019
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kuma m
Atlanta, Georgia18 contributions
Disappointing but wanted to support the zoo
Aug 2019
First, I understand from traveling that zoos in 3rd world countries usually aren't up to date, codes, or sanitation for that matter. This was probably the worst kept zoo that I have ever been too. The cages were too small for the Jaguar and Cougar. Many animals were not even present and the exhibits habitats were extremely bare. However, I did get to see my favorite bird , Harpy Eagle. Hopefully, with the oil reserve discovery, they can invest back into the country and upgrade their zoo.
Written August 11, 2019
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Sapigorski
Zielona Gora, Poland991 contributions
Birdwatching
Apr 2019 • Friends
Very productive area for birdwatcher’s. Druing three visits (about 3 hours each), we observed over 100 species of birds.
Free admission from 6 am.
Sometimes there are a lot of people.
Written April 14, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland18,919 contributions
go for the birds, less for the plants
Feb 2019 • Couples
The Botanical Gardens are in walking distance from the city center. We got there by following Church street with its canal and its end turned right. There is an entrance gate, but no entrance fee and the park is open daily from 6am to 6pm. To the left after entrance is the Zoo, to the right is the Mausoleum for President Forbes Burnham, who passed away in 1985.

All in all the place is not really what one expects from a Botanical Garden. There are no paths, just a straight alley lined on both sides with Royal Palms. At least this tarred road is closed for traffic. There are a few ponds with lotus and by the zoo is a pond with two manatees in it. We had read that one can find the giant Victoria regia, Guyanas national flower, at the Botanical Gardens, but we didn't see any and nobody from the staff here, could tell us about it. So we had to stay with memories from earlier trips to the Amazon about this giant water lily.

A well known feature of the park are the two arched brigdes, made from iron, one known as Kissing Bridge. On the edges of the park is a thicket, which is impassable without a machete. So all one can do is walk up and down the central alley. When there we only met one other person, a British birder. And birdwatching is the best one can do here, thus it is recommended to take binoculars along, when coming here. We saw all kind of birds, from kites to hummingbirds.
Written March 10, 2019
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