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National Botanical Garden

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Full of flowers and plants native to the island, the gardens offer tram tours of the facilities.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Mt. Isabel de Torres, Santo Domingo 10507, Dominican Republic
+1 809-565-2860
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

Many of the exhibits were closed. Buildings in disrepair despite the fact that there seemed to be quite a few "workers" around. Many vehicles on the roads and paths hardly gave it a peaceful setting. The "river" was loaded with trash, plastic bottles and smelled...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Seabirdinglady
Reviewed 29 January 2019

The Japanese garden is worth a visit, you can either take the land train or its about 15 mins walk from the main entrance The rest of the gardens are nice to walk around in the style of a park with added extras such as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PeterMMM253
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

I've visited few botanical garden and this was "lame". It was big, serene and green, but not that versatile as botanical gardens are usually. Not sure if this was due the winter time, but I wasn't too impressed about this garden.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank monituisimmin
Reviewed 9 January 2019

you buy the ticket and get a train ticket which is a round trip ticket to Japan garden. I did not know the trip will go back the same way and no more stops...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Take the train, it takes you around the park, with a guide explaining everything. They made a stop at the Japanese garden, and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. They only have you 10 minutes, but I could have stayed there hours. The place is so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZarethAcosta
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The Japanese garden was beautiful, but the entire garden lacks maintenance and the plants were sick. All in all, the botanical garden looked abandoned.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diegodP5682ET
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You can take a trolley (looks like a train) tour and get the layout and basic information on the gardens and then return to those areas that may be of special interest to you. They have some truly beautiful gardens and amazing trees that are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The idea is there but the execution is not. Highlights: Japanese garden was fairly nice, there's a tiny section under construction that will have museums in the future and has a bit of good signage today. Lowlights: pretty much all else. No impressive displays compared...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nathan L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This garden is one of my favorites places to go where I can enjoy nature, fresh air and very humble company with friends. From the very beginning until the last corner of it, you’ll love it! Totally a must go!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank malejandrohp
Reviewed 24 August 2018

There's nothing spectacular about this garden, but it's a large green and relaxing space within a city that isn't quite relaxing. You can take the little train ride or walk, and even have picnics. Bring your own food and drinks, since there is only 1...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank loqueseaya
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