Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens(Kingstown)

Botanical Gardens

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William S
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My wife and I spent a couple of hours in the Kingstown Botanical gardens, the oldest in the western hemisphere. There are trees and shrubs from all over the world, many of them in bloom. We had a guide ($8) who pointed out the historically and agriculturally interesting plants. He was able to explain a great deal about the blooming and fruiting of the trees. I was interested to see a nutmeg tree and a huge variety of palm trees. Also of interest was an exhibit of the St. Vincent parrot, a large, colorful and raucous bird. As we sat in a gazebo enjoying the cool breeze, the fragrant snow on the mountain absolutely filled the garden. There were many brightly colored shrubs and a poinsettia bush 8 feet tall. The garden is on a slope, steep in places with paths that weren't all smooth, that made it difficult at times to push my wife's wheelchair, but it was just about manageable.
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加拿大道森市2 条分享
2021年12月 • 家庭
The botanical gardens in SVD were awesome! We went with our six year old and our guide John was fantastic! He pointed out interesting plants, creatures and we definitely learned a lot! We now know why these are called the spice islands!!
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英属维尔京群岛127 条分享
2019年8月 • 家庭
Spend a wonderful few hours wandering around these beautiful gardens. upon arrival you have the option to get a guide, which we did. It was well worth it. As we learnt a lot about the local plants and had fun too. Don’t miss it.
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英国格拉斯哥721 条分享
WE WENT ON A GENTLE STROLL THROUGH THE GARDENS with a local guide who took the time to stop and eexplain the various trees and plants within the gardens and something not to miss is going to see the parrots in a small aviary.
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William L
London37 条分享
We were stayiing in Bequia and having read a little about the Botanical Gardens in nearby Kingstown thought we would make the trip. After a short ferry ride and a little difficulty we found the bus station and with the help of the locals found our bus. 1 EC$ each was the cost which is almost nothing. I would not recommend walking there as it is uphill, very steep and very hot.

The gardens are a delight. It is well worth hiring a guide and it's not expensive. We had the wonderful Errol. Without Errol we would have missed so much. Beautiful trees and shrubs from all over the world and even some endangered but beautiful parrots. Errol even suggested our lunch venue, Veejays in Kingstown, which together with the bus ride with Bob Marley blasting out at full volume was a truly Caribbean experience.
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英国查塔姆21 条分享
US$2 gets you in. If you want a guide, that's US$6. If you are really into your tropical plants, then go for the latter. If you just want to amble around the open space, at your own pace and don't mind reading the odd label or even not knowing what the plants are, then US$2 is very reasonable.

There are summer houses, to take a shade break in, as you wander round and the gardens as a whole are well laid out. In one corner are the parrot cages, where they are running a breeding programme for the endangered St Vincent Parrot.

If you are lucky (like us) you will come across the gardeners knocking down coconuts with bamboo poles. What happens to them then? They split them open, drink the milk, eat the cream and share with any passing tourists! I promise, you will never buy a supermarket coconut again, once you've scooped the soft creamy flesh out of one straight off the tree.

Besides the various exotic trees, there are flowering plants too and trees producing huge and strange colourful flowers, such as the Cannonball Tree.

If you don't mind walking, then the gardens are about 30 minutes (1.5 miles) from the cruise terminal. You also get to see other things on the walk, such as the old police station/prison. If you can't or don't fancy the walk, there are no shortage of taxi drivers waiting at the port.

If you are staying local for your visit to St Vincent, then the botanical gardens are definitely worth a visit.
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John B
英国37 条分享
We had hoped to use the local bus to Vermont Nature Trails. The bus ‘station’ is a good walk left from the ship and after the first bus ‘station’ and passed the Fish market). Local people very helpful advising which (mini-) bus to get but they only accepted local currency so abandoned that trip.
In the end did a short taxi tour US$15 to fort (good views) and botanical gardens. Garden US$2 each but you will then have a guide unless you refuse! (US$4 each plus tip). Guide very good and was very informative about all the plants. We got a lot more out of the visit than if we’d just wandered round ourselves. 40 minute walk back to the ship.
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Jan V
捷克共和国兹林112 条分享
2020年2月 • 家庭
Ne moc daleko od centra Kingstownu. Jde dojit pěšky. Výborně udržované. Jde si vzit i průvodce. My jsme zcolili jen tak se projit, sednout si na lavičku a vychutnavat prirodu bez spousty lidi.
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Helmut H
德国瓦尔多夫331 条分享
Jede Insel in der Karibik scheint ihren botanischen Garten zu haben, und jeder ist angeblich der älteste der Karibik. So auch in Kingstown. Hier ist der Botanische Garten ein schöner, großer Park. Eintritt muss bezahlt werden, wenn man will, kann man auch noch einen Führer engagieren. Ohne kann man den Park auch genießen, aber kaum verstehen. Teilweise sind die Bäume beschildert, so dass man zumindest den Namen ablesen kann. Es gibt auch noch eine kleine Zuchtstation für Papageien, die wohl vom Aussterben bedroht sind
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英国曼彻斯特39 条分享
2020年3月 • 好友
Not the biggest gardens in the world, but well worth a visit. Recommend the guided tour, our guide, Cornelius was excellent. Lots to see from all around the world.
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