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“Very peaceful”

J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens
Ranked #10 of 38 things to do in Road Town
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Owner description: Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very peaceful”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely gardens close to Road Town.nice to walk round. The Sugar works museum nearby is well worth a visit, it is free and we were given a book when we made a donation.

Visited January 2014
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Road Town, Tortola
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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It was a very relaxing experience, strolling around the gardens and observing the diversity of the flora. The staff was very friendly and eager to show you some of the plants. The visit to the pond to watch the turtles proved to be the highlight of the visit. Some areas looked dry and lacking attention. But overall, it's well maintained and restroom facilities were very clean. Would recommend and would go back again.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“A small oasis amid the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Named after the BVI's first conservationist, the JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens offer an escape from the daily hustle and bustle of island life.

Set in a quiet neighbourhood in the centre of town, it was deserted when I visited, which isn't surprising, as it's quite 'tucked away'. It wasn't expensive (about $3, although locals pay less anyway) and it felt like I had the place to myself. Even though it had been raining that day, the gardens were beautiful, representing the different habitats that are present in the BVI. Amongst the exotic species of plants is a nursery, which helps to nurture plants currently endangered by loss of habitat in the wild.

After walking around for a bit, I sat down with a book by the fountain, where I shared the bench with a friendly lizard for a few hours. A great place to kill a few hours, rain or shine.

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank ZEESHANA2
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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Oasis amid the chaos”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

These gardens are located near the center of Road Town and provide a relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Many exotic and common flora are on display and it is a wonderful place to have a picnic.

Visited January 2014
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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice little oasis in the town”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Lovely small garden completely in the middle of the town. It has some interesting plants from a variety of places around the world. It is relatively small but well worth a visit if you are in town

Visited February 2014
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