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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
+1 809-494-4557
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Don't Plan on a Long Stay

This is a tiny Botanical Garden. It's nice enough, but I've been to several others that are much... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Robin L
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Austin, Texas
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Worth a visit

Small but beautiful botanical gardens with some unusual plants. Shady spots, colourful sections... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
bvijoules
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“nice walk” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
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+1 809-494-4557
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny Botanical Garden. It's nice enough, but I've been to several others that are much more impressive. Actually, I expected something more special for being in such a lush location.

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Small but beautiful botanical gardens with some unusual plants. Shady spots, colourful sections and fruit trees. Well worth the $3 entrance fee. Link with a visit to the Sugarworks museum or the Prison museum - both are good and fairly close

Thank bvijoules
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It is a nice shady spot out of the heat of the sun. Its relaxing an you can stay as long as you want. There are some interesting plants, tree and plenty of lizards. It could done with a bit of tidy up as some...More

Thank BillandViv
Reviewed 7 May 2017

nice walk through the grounds , but the palce could use some better up kep overall. Lots of native and tropical trees and plants and a nice break from the normal tourist places

1  Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a nice spot with some very interesting plants and trees. But as others have mentioned it appears to need funding & upkeep. Has potential to be a lovely botanical garden. Good place to have a peaceful, relaxing break away from crowds of tourists...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small botanical gardens with some interesting plants. It takes about an hour to see but for $3 it is worth it. As well as the plants there is some wildlife (chickens, goldfish, tortoises, turtles and the ubiquitous lizards). It is worth it...More

1  Thank Ewan C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small botanical gardens well worth a look if you are visiting Tortola. Especially worth a look is the sausage trees which i had never seen before. There is a small gift shop but make sure you pay the price on the ticket as the woman...More

Thank apollo12
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Someone suggested we visit here and we had time so did. The turtles were there and the highlight. Nice walking path but minimal signage as to plants you were looking at. Map was difficult to follow. Too bad because it has lots of potential. Needs...More

Thank Me-Rich20th
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very tired botanical garden. Can sit back and relax. A few worthwhile plants. Takes about 1 hour to walk the trails.

Thank RidgeRider01
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lovely peaceful spot to spend an hour or so but how sad that it is so badly cared for. Those who contributed to the various areas would be saddened to see how neglected it is at the moment.

1  Thank Jinty27
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
It was a reasonable amount something like $2 or $3 but that was in December 2015. It's well worth the walk there though and the price as its a exotic oasis in the middle of the city.
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Ruth M
3 March 2016|
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Response from Susan F | Reviewed this property |
I have walking difficulties and found the walk to the gardens to be ok. We got a map from tourist information which was quite direct. There is a park that we sat in which was on route ... It was about 20mins from the port... More
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