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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I went to the Botanic Gardens by myself, on a drizzly day in April. I wanted to see the Baobab tree, and, it is a very interesting sight, lying there on that crushed school bus. The giant Banyan tree ... more »
Ein relativ karger Park, der einige interessante Pflanzen beheimatet. Kann man sich anschauen, wenn man eh durch geht(z.B. Aussichtsplateau), aber muss man nicht gesehen haben. more »A relatively barren park that is home to some interesting plants. You can look at yourself if you go through anyway (e.g. viewing plateau), but you don't have to have seen.
Not a real botanic gardens but rather a park with a few exotic trees. As a park it's quite nice. Stray dogs are friendly and the trail to the top of the morne Bruce is a pleasant exercise early in the morning while the sun is not blasting. The few parrots are hidden behind several layers of chain link fence and can't really be seen.
It's a nice relaxing spot to walk and explore, to spend time with family and friends.
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