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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: +1 809-494-4557
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Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of...

Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.

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Looked Nice from the Gate

Hiked up to the garden from the cruise port on a Saturday afternoon to find it closed! Not happy to return to the port without seeing this attraction. No reason as why it was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BillyC989
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked up to the garden from the cruise port on a Saturday afternoon to find it closed! Not happy to return to the port without seeing this attraction. No reason as why it was closed that day. Take waterfront road instead of main street for a more relaxed walk. Check times before you go!

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fun to see the different island vegitation all in one small place, about a city block. Score (3 of 5) is relative to other world botanical gardens. IT gets 5 of 5 for things to do in Roadtown.

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Hampshire
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

In the town centre, the Botanic Gardens are a pleasant place to wander in the shade. The gardens are well maintained and offer an interesting collection of tropical plants. The recommended route takes about an hour to follow, but of course, if you have time to spare, you can linger for longer!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Having docked early on a very hot Sunday we decided to walk to the botanical garden in Tortola as the shops were all shut, so no shopping today. Leaving the ship just after 10am we walked to the nearby park and sat for a short while watching the world go by, we the made our way out of town following... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Although many of the flowers have past their peak, we found tons of beautiful plants and blooms to observe. It's a very small Botanical garden but well worth the trip to see Birds of Paradise and an enormous, breathtaking Banyan Tree to name a few. We also saw turtles, fish and tons of lizards! Friendly front office staff helped us... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We loved it and would recommend it if you get to Road Town! Amazing plantlife and some small animals, turtles, & fish to boot! Not huge, but plenty large enough for a nice walk around the paths and so many varieties of vegetation to enjoy. Peaceful, relaxing, and wonderful.

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Johnson City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

It's a very easy walk from the cruise ship terminal. $3 entry fee. It's nice but not a very large garden. Worth $3 fee but not if it was more. There wasn't a ton of stuff blooming, but still some interesting plants.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

For only $3 take a nice walk among the flowers and trees. Take photos of some brilliant flowers and unusual tropical fruits. See the fish pond and turtles. The staff are so nice and welcoming and we enjoyed a chat with the gift shop lady.

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Carmarthen
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Spent ages driving around the area the gardens are supposed to be in according to the map, but couldn't find it. Eventually decided if it was really worth a visit, they would put up a few directional signposts. Pity.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

There's this peaceful garden with plenty of benches and a lovely green ambience. At @$3 for admission it was a pleasant contrast to both the ship and the highway we walked to get here. Not huge, but a nice collection.

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