Dominica Botanic Gardens, Roseau

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Took a walk from our hotel. Was very unimpressed. Grass and some trees. Did see some parrots. Maybe I missed something but this was the most underwhelming Botanical Gardens I've ever been to. 
  • We came here a couple of times, saw the parrots and the bamboo house but the real highlight was the bus under the tree from hurricane David in 1979. There is a board by it explaining the damage wreake...  read more »
  • Excellent place to run and do some hill repeats. I made this park a staple every morning while I stayed in Roseau. It's a relatively small park, but the climb up to the top is worth it! 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice area so close to the bustle of Roseau. It is worth driving through just to see the crushed bus.
  • 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
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