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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Address: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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+1 876-974-2723
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Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

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Very scenic garden!

The Shaw park is very beautiful - it has so many types of trees, plants and flowers. It even has a scenic waterfall. This was an amazing park which was much more beautiful than we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shefali S
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Shaw park is very beautiful - it has so many types of trees, plants and flowers. It even has a scenic waterfall. This was an amazing park which was much more beautiful than we expected it to be. Definitely a must see when you visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny! Overall we loved the... More 

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REcife
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good way to see the city from above and to know a bit of Jamaican Botanics, a anormous variety of planst, trees, flowers... Lovely..

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the place to ourselves and our lovely guide Ronald. Was great just to wander through and get the info from a very knowledgeable guy.

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Thank Hazel B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park was wonderful and relaxing the flowers and birds beautiful I could of sat there all day ,got ur mind clear and the waterfall nice I didn't go in maybe next time yes I will go back it's hard to explain how u feel while u are there.

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Thank Claire E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These days Shaw Park is off the beaten track, and seems to be little visited, except perhaps when there is a cruise ship in. It's a real shame - these gardens are quite special. None of your formal planting but fascinating tropical plants and trees, fabulous landscaping around the waterfalls and hints of the faded grandeur of the hotel around... More 

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Elstree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful peaceful gardens definitely worth a visit. We were shown round by Richard who was so informative about both the history of the park and the plants. The gardens themselves are a mixture of a wide variety of plants, a spectacular waterfall an amazing Banyan tree and the remains of an old swimming pool. When we visited we were the... More 

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Thank 9Richard1236
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I enjoyed being at Shaw Park Garden, lots of trees, flowers, it was just relaxing. The place was just cool and filled my lungs with exquisite air, wish I didn't have to leave. OMG!!! The falls, the water falls, I have no word for this, I am trying to make up my own word but I dont want to spoil... More 

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Thank Gilla B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We asked our shuttle driver to take us to Shaw Park Gardens but detoured next door to Konoko Falls; we weren't disappointed with KF, but after reading the review of Shaw Park, i'm sorry we didn't stick to our plan because we're avid garden and bird admirers; Next time we visit JA, we're definitely going to Shaw Park -- it... More 

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Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Shaw Park Gardens are the gardens of former hotel and are now a park/botanic garden. There are many trees, flowering shrubs and plants. A feast of colour. Our guide, Ronald Hawthorne was excellent. A former gardener at the park with a great knowledge of the plants and history of the gardens. The waterfall is stunning. Not as spectacular as Dunns... More 

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Thank Cleeve A
Wright City, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Shaw Park Botanical Garden is a beautiful well maintained horticultural garden. Stunning flowers and plants that grow to be so much bigger than in northern climates. Looks like what the island would have looked like before humans found it. Guides are charming and very knowledgeable, gave us an enjoyable tour and went slow enough for me to manage the steps.... More 

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