One always gets a thrill when one visit the Botanic Gardens in Kingstown St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) because of its share beauty, how clean and prestine condition its always in, it's manucured grass and the overall peacefulness of this beauty spot.
The Botanic Gardens in SVG if not the oldest in the Western Hemisphere is not far from; it's however grandiest and prettiest even when size is taken into account. This Botanic Gardens is located on the edge of Kingstown the Capital heading towards the Leeward side of the island, but walking distance even in the hot sun if you are feelng fit and motivated. If this is too much for the visitor, then a Maxi Taxi ride from near the fish market is the easiest and quickest way; or by taxi from the Bay front near the government office and police headquarters that should be no more than a 5-10 mins ride dependin of traffic and time of day.
The Gardens hold some of the grandiest and rarest trees in this side of the Caribbean and they are all labelled for easy recognition. Here you can see the oldest and authentic breadfruit tree, brought to SVG from Polynesia by Capt Bligh. The tree as in the photo is from the original sucker of the first breadfruit tree.
As a visitor, do take sometime out to chill by the green and white gazeebo that house a fountain, water lillies and local fresh water fishes. Not too far from this spot and the breadfruit tree one see the SVG native parrot albeit in a cage. And if you are into Royalty, then stop by the tree that was planted by Prince William on a visit.
The Botanic Gardens is a favourite attraction for locals and it should be part of the visitor itinerary and its free. A must see.
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