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Botanical Gardens

Kingstown, St. Vincent
+1 784-453-1623
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Lovely botanical garden ------ perfect for wedding photos, too!

Initially created by Alexander Young , in the 18th century, the garden focused on medicinal plants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
walker020
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aberdeenshire
Great place to get away from daily hustle and bustle!

If you are interested in flowers, plants and trees from around the world, this is a place for you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WorldExplorer2020
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Toronto, Canada
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The Botanical Gardens are one of the most important and popular sites in St Vincent. They are the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere (established in 1765) and are also an important conservation site (particularly for the St Vincent parrot). The Botanical Gardens are in Kingstown, a short journey from the town centre.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kingstown, St. Vincent
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially created by Alexander Young , in the 18th century, the garden focused on medicinal plants. It now has a vibrant, colourful selection of trees, plants and flowers & would be a great setting for wedding photos. We did not have time for the guided...More

Thank walker020
NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting and sharing your knowledge and experience about the Botanical Garden. We are truly happy that you had such a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in flowers, plants and trees from around the world, this is a place for you to explore....

Thank WorldExplorer2020
NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and recommending this site to others. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens really could do with some sign posts from the town, even when you get close it's difficult to spot unless like us you follow other tourists walking up the hill from the cruise port. It costs 2 US$ to go in the gardens...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These beautiful gardens wouldn't be difficult to find from the Waterfront anyway, but the task is made a lot easier by strategically positioned tourist guides at key intersections. Once there, we had doubts as to whether we'd use the services of one of the guides...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in trees and shrubs then this is a place to visit. Easy walking, well laid out paths and plenty of shade. The trees and shrubs are quite well signposted but better still with a guide who will take you...More

Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Really enjoyed my visit. We took a guide which really added to the experience. I would recommend this visit if you are in Kingsown.

Thank HuggieSRL
NationalParksAuth, Public Education and PR Assistant at Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Botanical Gardens and for such a positive review. Come again soon...

Reviewed 29 August 2017

You pay 5 ec to go in and it has nothing interesting. You can't do anything inside there except sit and view different trees.

Thank Ronnie J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The garden is within walking distance on the outskirts of town. It consists of a wide variety of plants and trees including the national tree, trees planted by British royalty, a tree planted in memory of a local 9/11 victim and a direct descendant of...More

Thank Irrith_O
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Easy walk from the town centre and cheap entry fee. Guide optional for an additional fee - small guilt trip to get you to sign up but no bad feelings when we refused. Great setting, some but not all trees and shrubs labelled. Captain Bligh's...More

Thank Andy_E_PADI
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We would have had a great time just walking around smelling flowers and taking pictures. But we had an very informative guide who showed us the ins and outs of the large collections. Our daughters (7 and 8) were even captivated. The loved touching the...More

Thank Theresa C
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OwlsRoost
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Response from GOMS2013 | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are laid out on a hillside so any visit will require some uphill walking mostly on well defined paths. Transport by taxi to the entrance and exits is easy but we entered at the lower end of the gardens and left... More
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WanderingsAscent
25 October 2017|
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Response from HuggieSRL | Reviewed this property |
We walked there but it is not a short walk and from the ferry port to he botanical gardens this is steeply up hill and so not easy if you are not used to walking.
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Kathy C
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Response from Aussie-wanderer52 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to take a guide, but they know the place and its trees and plants well and are happy to spend a reasonable time with you, pointing out things you might otherwise miss - the age of trees for instance - even if... More
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