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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
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+1 809-494-4557

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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
Johnson City
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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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14 reviews
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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.

Thank Cindysaid
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37 reviews
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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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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank sjdavidson3815
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We visited with a couple who had previously visited the Gardens. They said they weren't as good as their previous visit. The staff explained that weather had taken a toll. Restrooms were clean and modern.

Thank Karen M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

An easy 25 minute walk from the port this a little oasis and well worth the visit. It's not big and grand but it is gentle, unassuming and tranquil with some interesting plants, trees, shrubs and wildlife. A good place to come aside and simply be.

Thank John P
Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Small but very pleasant and well laid out gardens. Well maintained paths lead to various areas, some of them shaded. There is a good selection of plants and trees, including varities of palms like the traveller palm. Ponds have lilies and terrapins and plenty of birds can been seen in the mature trees. There's a fountain, some large pieces of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

If you are on a cruise ship, this is about a 20-30 minute walk and easy to find. It's a very reasonable $3 per person and you will find some lovely shade (very nice after the walk). Some of the specimens are not well marked but we don't go nuts over that. There is a small pond/waterfall that is very... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Lovely tropical gardens. Small compared to those in the US but worth a visit. Took a packed lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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