Dominica Botanic Gardens, Roseau

(3.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Hailed as one of the best botanical gardens in the the Caribbean region, Dominica Botanic Gardens was built in 1890 and featured flora from around the world from the outset. Misfortune befell the gardens during Hurricane David in 1979, when the storm wreaked havoc and pulled down several old trees. Look for the huge African baobab tree, which fell and crushed a school bus during the storm. Flora in the gardens includes exotic plants like the bois kwaib, Dominica's national tree and flower, as well as some wildlife, such as lizards and hummingbirds. Check the calendar before you go to see if any cricket matches, parades, or music festivals will take place during your visit. Put Dominica Botanic Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Roseau trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This was mainly trees not flowers. But the trees were interesting because they were native to this island. Also saw a couple of parrots. Hurricane Ivan have devastated some of the trees and one had fa...  more »
  • These are not typical gardens where they are full of plants and flowers more a few individual pieces that are interesting. There are different kinds of trees which require a guide to explain. This can...  more »
  • The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. I took a taxi - by myself - and felt quite safe. The birding was very good with quite a few species easily spotted.  more »
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  • Amazing place to see. The wild and unique variety of exotic plants and trees are a great addition to any hike in the Roseau area
  • Great place to have a picnic and enjoy nature. Great for running and excercising.
  • We stopped here on a day trip out of Jungle Bay Resort. Interesting story about the huge tree that crushed a school bus.
  • Nice place to stop for a picnic. The bus is interesting.
  • Well its always quiet but theres really nothing to do so u gotta make ur own fun. People usually are seen meeting up to sit around or go elsewhere, eating, studing, gossiping about the few passerbys and around one it is littered with parental transportation and prissy daughters gettin into it