Guyana Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

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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. Put Guyana Botanical Gardens into our Georgetown trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Georgetown.
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TripAdvisor
  • I was hesitant to bird in the botanical gardens due to reports of potential crime against tourists. So, I hired a birding guide for 2 hours, and am very glad I did so. I felt very comfortable with my ...  more »
  • An environment to relax your mind and enjoy some of natures beauty. A variety of plants and flowers to make you feel relaxed  more »
  • Was worried about safety but midday trip was not an issue. Not sure I would walk through at night though! The park was full of people and life and still lots of birds and nice stroll on main walk. We ...  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 😟😟😟😟😟
  • 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.
  • Alluring site with the natural nature of guyana, prestige and historic to guyanese culture. Just need better maintance & enhancement though.