Guyana Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

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#3 of 7 in Parks in Guyana
Become acquainted with Guyana’s varied nature at Guyana Botanical Gardens, a recreational park with an extensive collection of plant and animal life. Established in the late 19th century, the landscaping of the garden took 35 years to complete and was undertaken from start to finish by English gardener John Frederick Waby. A number of canals, kissing bridges, bandstands, and ponds dot the gardens, housing varied species of plants such as lilies, palms, lotus, and the national flower of Guyana, the Victoria Regia Lily. Animals at the park include jaguars, manatees, toucans, owls, tapirs, giant otters, and capuchin monkeys. Plan a Georgetown trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Or rather the zoo is part of this Botanic Garden. pleasant strolls with happy locals. Happy to spend few hours walking around.  more »
  • Didn't spend much time as there was a wedding but did see statues of independence themes from British and burial site of first president. Sad that the place is not well maintained and clean and people...  more »
  • it really needs a walkway to go into the vegetation so you don't have to just walk along the road. Great birds though getting closer to the trees would allow a better view  more »
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  • Very disappointed this is not taken care of. Guyana has so many exotic plants and flowers that can't be found anywhere else in the world and its not reflected in this Garden at all. Usually when you think botanical gardens you think relaxation and nature but that's not the case at all here. I was so upset to go home and see the way this botanical gardens is I mean basic things like cutting the grass and up keeping the trees that are there already is not done. At least bit wasn't while I was there. Very disappointed because we have all the resources in Guyana to make this a one of a kind botanical gardens one like no other in the world and its not being taken advantage of 😟😟😟😟😟
  • It's very beautiful
  • I was really disappointed with what I saw. The place was filthy. The ponds outside in the garden were filled with an overgrowth of weeds and garbage. it was also clear that the grass hasn't been cut for quite some time. The zoo itself is terrible. Big animals confined to live in small cages unable to stretch their legs or wings. It's a very sad sight and a lot of work needs to be done.
  • Huge landarea with grown up tropical trees to walk around in. In the botanic parcgarden a zoo is present with the typical most important animals of the Guyana nation.
  • It really nice place to go walk.

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