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Honiara Botanical Gardens

Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Bushy sort of gardens

It's quite nice to see if you are in the area - but really just a nice "picnic spot" by the water... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Jeanette M
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Sydney, Australia
Small and Unkempt

Guadalcanal is essentially a jungle island. There are plants and birds everywhere. This attempt... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
dmittleman
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 Oct 2016
“Bushy sort of gardens”
15 Oct 2016
“Small and Unkempt”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's quite nice to see if you are in the area - but really just a nice "picnic spot" by the water, as there are no real "gardens" to speak of - just some nice plants at the entrance.

Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Guadalcanal is essentially a jungle island. There are plants and birds everywhere. This attempt at a botanical garden is fairly ludicrous. It is down a very bumpy road. There are a few trails though they are not well kept. The orchid house is empty. There...More

1  Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

It iss a nice walk, however, someone from the staffneeds to accompany you if you like to go deeper into the bush for safety.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Gardens should be well maintained and kept looking lovely unfortunately this was missing both, a very sad experience

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

The botanic gardens is really sad. It was once obviously really good, but now is a shadow of it's former self and is now a poorly maintained remnant of it's former times.

Thank SPayne155
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

A nice little area hidden away. Generally well kept, and the trees have nice explanations concerning their properties and uses by the local people. The taxi driver warned me to be careful, but I had no problems. There was no entry fee when I went.

Thank Carl J
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Nice hiking path through the woods, following the stream. There were greenhouses, some orchids and a nice natural pond with lots of lillies.

1  Thank mlad19
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

The guide took me around and did explain that the Government had not submitted any funds for the Botanical Garden for a long time. Dead Orchids, rubbish in the river, looked like a tropical forest and if I hadn't been told would never have thought...More

2  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

If you want to sell this place to tourists as a botanical garden, then there is a lot to be done. First make it safer to visit. There are instances of tourists being robbed. Get rid of the drunken youth who hang around. Place needs...More

2  Thank Krishnan N
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

If you expect to find something resembling Singapore Orchid Gardens please stop reading this right now and switch to something more predicable. But for the adventurous travellers this place is the must to visit. The gardens are a bit away from the downtown - a...More

2  Thank наталья е
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