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Dominica Botanic Gardens

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The forty acres of garden include orchid trees, bottle palms, the Carib Wood tree and an unidentifiable no-name tree.
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Central Roseau, Roseau, Dominica
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Reviewed yesterday

Skip Dominica Botanic Gardens unless you're just coming to mourn. What once was apparently a nice area (and is still a picnic spot for Dominicans) has been devastated by hurricanes (most recently Hurricane Maria in September 2017) and hasn't recovered. There's an aviary with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AlpinerHut
Reviewed 1 week ago

That the Botanic Gardens in Roseau have suffered from hurricanes can best be seen at the place's most famous sight: a giant Baobab tree, who crashed over a parked schoolbus (nobody inside) during hurricane David in 1979. While this had been the end for the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank saronic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These botanical gardens have suffered terrible hurricane damage over the years and as a result it has less to offer than it used to. However it is free and some amazing trees and sights remain, such as the crushed school bus under the Baobab tree...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bdon257
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much here for a Botanical Garden, but Dominica is a poor country and has been hit by numerous hurricanes. The baobab tree crushing the school bus (no one was hurt) in 1979 seems to be the sight everyone remembers. We also saw the Jacko...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we loved our tour and had a great time...so much to see and we learned so much from the tour guide...so much history in this little island and the recovery process continues from the Hurricane Maria that desiccated the place two years ago...amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gwen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cruise ship excursion of the island's sights, included a stop at the city's Botanic Garden. It sits at the base of a tall hill on top of which the British in the 1770's had built a fort - Morne Bruce Garrison - for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This was a lovely tranquil park and you can see some of the devastation with the school bus crushed by a tree. The best way to do this though would be with a knowledgeable guide who can actually tell you about the fascinating trees and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leila_70
Reviewed 11 February 2019

First of all, the whole island was destroyed by the 2017 hurricane so the gardens did take a beating but its about 20 min walk from cruise dock, perfectly safe, some nice tropical plants and a squished school bus from a tree falling in a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Interesting spot. There is a lovers nest, tree, and local perroquet. If you like gardens, ok to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michel d D
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Hurricane damage has undoubtedly diminished the beauty of this site. Even the resident parrots were sent to Germany for safekeeping. If there used to be flower gardens, there don't seem to be any now. Some interesting old tree specimens have survived.

Date of experience: January 2019
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