Dominica Botanic Gardens, Roseau

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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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  • The Botanic Gardens were part of a shore excursion on our cruise, so we only spent a few minutes there, but it was very pretty. Dominica is a breathtakingly beautiful place, and the Gardens fit right ...  more »
  • very interesting place and has lots to look at, was helpful visitng with famil that lived there as they were my guide  more »
  • Took a tour bus to Botanical Gardens, the tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the various trees in the garden. The history behind some of the trees was rather interesting. There was a tree ...  more »
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  • It's a collection of the botanical variety there is on the island. Plenty of plant diversity. Grounds make lovely place for a photo shoot for weddings, modeling and overall armature photography. Great back grounds! There is free WiFi in the grounds, bathroom facilities, three entrances/exits, parade/sports training ground, gazebos, historical and informational stands all over the grounds.
  • Went for a walk, was a bit underwelming had the impression that the gardens are an unfinished project. There were no staff around to give advice. The gardens were nicely maintained in the areas that were finished. There was free WiFi. But there was no proper signs for the bathroom or cafe. It was clean and tidy and this would be an ideal place for ti chi, yoga, power walking or meditation. Or maybe just walking alone and collecting your thoughts. I did see the odd bike passing through but this is not really allowed. I saw groups of school children playing cricket, and some kissing couples. It is quite a large area and so you are unaffected by the cricket, but I enjoyed watching this very much. This garden does have a romantic atmosphere for young couples as there are benches under trees and lovely places just to sit. I must say its a nice place to be alone with a loved one. Excellent for picnics and family fun, with lots of space to run and play. It up to you. Moan about the unfinished part's of the garden or bring your family, and friends and a picnic, relax and enjoy the parts that are finished.
  • Nice place to relax and take some great photos.
  • Beautiful park, great for a scenic stroll and bird some bird watching. We saw a double rainbow in the sky after brief showers. Near downtown area and harbor. Lots of restaurants walk distance. Free wifi is available here in park. Only downside was public bathrooms locked up before 5pm but most local business will let you use washroom for small tip.
  • The gardens is really good to rest and meditate .but when it rains there isnt much places you can go to shelter .but it is really good fresh air and nature what can u ask for more??? Maybe more benches and stalls ti shelter ? The gardens is really beautiful

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Where to stay in Roseau

The nearby coastline attracts most of the attention away from Roseau itself, with most visitors choosing to stay close to the beach. Within the suburb of Pottersville you can stay at one of several mid-range bed and breakfasts, some of which have pools. Look to stay in the streets surrounding Dominica Botanic Gardens for a greener experience.
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