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Den Paradera - Dinah's Botanic & Historic Garden

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Address: Curacao
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+599 9 767 5608
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An herb and plant garden and reconstructed settlement depicting rural life,...

An herb and plant garden and reconstructed settlement depicting rural life, complete with live donkeys.

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Cool garden, visited by locals and tourists

Dinah's was very easy to find; several signs were on the main road leading to her place. Dinah and her son were available and answered our questions about the herbs in their... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this garden on an excursion from the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity. Our party was addressed by the owner's entertaining son who also took us around the garden looking at various herbs and how they grow. It was also interesting to note the different pronunciation of two herbs (basil & oregano) by Brits and by those from across the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are three woman on vacation and went to Dinah' s twice. Whether you want teas ,dieting herbs or skin products, she has something for everyone. To this day my friend still orders from her.

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NYC Metro
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

Dinah's was very easy to find; several signs were on the main road leading to her place. Dinah and her son were available and answered our questions about the herbs in their products. I found so much to try and buy - soaps (coconut, rose and mint), body spray, deodorant, and tea. They also took photos with us. The booklet... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife had herself set on visiting this popular herb & botanical garden... and I was a bit hesitant, yet was very satisfied with all the things I learned over the hour tour. And after spending a week travelling around Curacao, I now have a greater appreciation for all the island's plant life & the history behind it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We got here kind of late so we didn't have as much time as we would have liked. The store was closed when we were done with our self guided tour. We were sad about this as we would have liked to look around and pick up some herbs/plants. The gardens are well loved and looked over. Try to get... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Although there were some interesting aspects, I was overall disappointed with the garden. Many of the signs did not match with the information on the pamphlet we were given. Many plants were dry and scraggly looking. The shop was not stocked as well as I had expected.

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Perth, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

We went to visit this garden having read about it and looked at lots of interesting photos. However, when we got there the garden was in a very poor state with many plants and trees well passed their sell by date. We felt it was one of those places that used to be nice once some years ago. Dinah sounds... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

This is a must visit if you use herbs and and are an active homeopath. The owner is extremely knowledgable. Very nice and complete garden.

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Kea'au
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

If you love medicinal herbs and you are in curacao, this is a must. Dinah is 'the' herbalist on the island and her efforts have 'saved' the local herb history and knowledge. The garden is small but well marked and has many artistic touches scattered throughout. Dinah is a gem and hopefully you will get to spend a little time... More 

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