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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Dominica Botanic Gardens Reviews
There are only a few bright spots of flowering bushes and nice palm trees, but otherwise the conditions are sad. I saw only one dustbin but lots of trash. Feral dogs were more numerous than... more »
Agreed that in terms of plants, this is a ok but not outstanding place. There are some beautiful flower & trees. But for me, the bus crushed by the tree made it very much worth visiting. This shows.... more »
Saw a lot more botanical variety on our tour of the rain forest, but there were some interesting trees here
This is a nice short hike with a good view at the top. You can see the damage from hurricane Maria, especially on the steep hike up. Nice diversion for an afternoon after a morning of scuba. Walkable from most hotels or guesthouses in Roseau.
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