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Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

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Address: Richmond Plantation | St Joseph, Barbados, BB, Barbados
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+1 246-433-8152
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rain Forest botanical paradise: the flowers and plants in this garden will...

Rain Forest botanical paradise: the flowers and plants in this garden will take one's breath away, fantastic views from hill top looking out east over the Atlantic and the 'Scotland District of Barbados, benches for resting in secluded shady spots, the peace that one wishes, missing from one's work life is here. Worth more than money, relax and restore the soul...

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A serene shaded tropical paradise

Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the paths in this largely shaded tropical garden. Visitors are provided with information about plants to look for at various points along the trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JJawandering
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the paths in this largely shaded tropical garden. Visitors are provided with information about plants to look for at various points along the trail. Caution is needed when it rains as some of the steeper trails can be slippery.

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flowerforest, Manager at Flower Forest Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Summer flowers are out and the jade is into its second bloom. The garden is georgeous at this time of year. Thanks for the 5 star rating. We were slightly concerned to hear and felt that visitors might be turned away to read that the pathways are steep. The main walk has no steps and although slightly sloping in some... More 

Lincoln
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in roughly the centre of the island it can be quite difficult to find it but it isn't that far from the well sign posted Hunte's Gardens. If you are driving it is a real challenge getting down to Flower Forest when you take the turn off the public road - quite simply you go down a very tricky,... More 

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flowerforest, Manager at Flower Forest Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We were concerned that you said that he road was 'very tricky'. Au contraire. As you turn down the lovely Flower Forest lane and descend towards the garden you immediately find yourself into the trees, with a remarkable feeling...a mood comes over, one of tranquility, coolness and peace. Yes you'll find a couple of shallow potholes,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went their with my wife. What a serene place. Birds chipring. Lush trees, palm groves, bright vibrant unusual flowers and to top it up fabulous views. You can cover it in 60 - 90 minutes at very leisurely pace. Paths are very well sign posted and you get a A4 color card with details of the pathway and flowers with... More 

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Basingstoke, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I said in the title, a walk in the woods. Stunningly beautiful, lovely flowers, everything very well laid out and maintained, paths that make the walk relatively effortless (although there are a couple of relatively steep places), nice views and vistas. Really attractive place. Nice café.

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CLEARWATER
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Easy walk around a beautiful natural landscape interspersed with all sorts of exotic plants. Fantastic coastal views. There is a small cafe with reasonably ( for Barbados) priced food and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A must location to see all of the islands diverse plant life,peaceful,tranquil and beautiful.Only a couple of hours to walk around the grounds,but there is also a well equipped give shop and well priced cafe area with outside seating surrounded by well established gardens with the local birdsong to add to the experience,keep an eye out for the many busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A little disappointing but still worth a visit. An hours stroll through the forest many of the plants can be seen all over the island

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flowerforest, Manager at Flower Forest Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

White Torch gingers, Singapore Gold honeycombs, the Jade Vine, Musa ornata the flowering bananas, pineapple ginger lilies. We grow many flowers that are rare in Barbados. These listed are the ones presently in bloom that you won't find 'all over the island'. Yes, we do cultivate many that are common as well. We'll have to post a few pictures next... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My last visit was in the 1980s - a long, long time ago, so wasn't sure what to expect now. My memory was of a vast, fairly wild place with some stunning views - how accurate was that? Often your memory makes things seem bigger than they actually were, so it's often wise to revisit, just to make sure! First... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived early - around 9.30 - and our little group of 5 were the only ones there at that time. The flowers were gorgeous and the open views wonderful. I would highly recommend a visit to this garden.

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Thank Denise J
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The name' Flower Forest' to me conjured up visions of a great area closely packed with mighty tropical trees and flowers. The reality is somewhat different but none the less interesting and enjoyable. The Flower Forest is in fact a large well laid out and well presented area of trees, shrubs and flowers built on the site of a former... More 

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