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Dominica Botanic Gardens: Tours & Tickets

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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dominica is nice little iland where Caribbean cruising go. I recommended to take tour to near waterfall and botanica garden. You can see most of the good views and feel the driving experience on narrow hill roads.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

We went all around the island to different sites and the worst posted was the Botanical Gardens in Roseau. It was very hard to find where to enter and if you asked different park personnel you get different answers. We eventually skipped it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Traveler22074
Reviewed 2 July 2019

I went to the Botanic Gardens by myself, on a drizzly day in April. I wanted to see the Baobab tree, and, it is a very interesting sight, lying there on that crushed school bus. The giant Banyan tree is impressive too, as well as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

This Island has a long way to go after the Hurricane.90% of buildings destroyed. It is very difficult to walk around. We like to walk to get a flavour of the Island we are on but it is becoming extremely difficult to walk on badly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank homesteads
Reviewed 30 March 2019

I visited the island of Dominica on a five-hour excursion from a cruise ship. The ship had docked at Roseau and the excursion included a botanical garden, national park, and a geothermal swimming pond. The city of Roseau is filthy with litter and trash everywhere....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Allan_Journeys
Reviewed 30 March 2019

Nice view from the top. A short walk in the gardens will be enough, it is not very spectacular. In a protected corner there are some impressive parrots.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

Like the island itself, the botanical garden has suffered a fair bit when hurricane Maria hit in 2017. Since then the staff has worked diligently to restore the garden to its former glory - at least to the extent possible with many trees lost to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chao t
Reviewed 22 March 2019

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 14 March 2019

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 11 March 2019 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
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Response from Carl W | Reviewed this property |
Hurricane David, in August 1979, was the worst hurricane to hit Dominica in living memory. Among all this carnage, one curiosity stood out – a yellow school bus was crushed beneath a falling giant Baobab. No one was in the... More
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