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J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens

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Address: Station Ave., Road Town VG1110, Tortola
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+1 809-494-4557
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Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of...

Established in 1986, this 4.5-acre garden displays a beautiful array of indigenous and exotic flowers and plants, in addition to the tropical birds that make the Garden's miniature tropical rainforest their home.

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My husband and I, inveterate gardeners, have toured many botanical gardens in the U.S. and, hearing J.R. O'Neal was one of the best of its kind in the Caribbean, we were excited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
charlesthebarles
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wilmington, NC
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely peaceful spot to spend an hour or so but how sad that it is so badly cared for. Those who contributed to the various areas would be saddened to see how neglected it is at the moment.

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wilmington, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, inveterate gardeners, have toured many botanical gardens in the U.S. and, hearing J.R. O'Neal was one of the best of its kind in the Caribbean, we were excited to see it. We quickly had to put our expectations into perspective of where we were. While there were many interesting plants decently maintained in this small garden,... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gentle walk of under a mile or so from the Road Town cruise port in Tortola, these gardens offer a great place to visit for $3. Peaceful and relaxing, not very large but features a small shop (for drinks), clean toilets and some interesting flora & fauna. Plenty of seating to use the wi-fi and to admire the butterflies... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have visited the beaches and attractions of the BVI such as Virgin Gorda and are looking for something different to do during a port call in Tortola, the JR Neal Botanic Gardens are a pleasant alternative. Located on the other side of Road Town from the cruise ship terminal, the Gardens are still within walking distance for those... More 

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wokingham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a huge garden, but has a fine collection of flowering trees, palms and shrubs, the home to many birds and butterflies, including hummingbirds. Not far from the centre of town, but peaceful and tranquil this is delightful garden, well cared for, though not immaculate. Personally I think that adds to its charm. There is also a pond with water... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a walk around Road Town, tortola as we was here for two full days from our cruise ship. This was about 15 minutes walk in total from the cruise terminal where for a small entrance fee we had a walk around these small but well kept peaceful surroundings. You also got free wifi which was ok,... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The gardens are not vast ,but some very interesting plants. The calabash tree has huge fruits . They have a little shop with water for just 1 dollar. The toilets are very clean with electric had dryer. They have free wi-fi and a nice place to sit on a veranda.

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Venice, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A beautiful oasis in the heart of Road Town. Beautiful grounds and gardens! My wife and I have toured it twice, a few years apart, and loved it both times. a great break from shopping or the beach.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Worth visiting to see lots of flowers in one place. Difficult to presetn flora and the impression is of a modest little space with quiet and time to relax.

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Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a visit in December 2016. Entry fee $3/adult. Telephone number in their brochure is 1-284-494-4557. Says they are open 7 days 8am-4pm. Has 2.87 acres.

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