Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain

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Address: Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago, Cotton Hill, Maraval, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain

Breathe in and breathe out. Let fresh air enter your lungs, release carbon dioxide in every exhale and fuel the lungs of the city: The Royal Botanical Gardens. Vibrant green and filled with trees almost as old as the ground itself, this garden is filled with great beauty as well as pulsating life. Being one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, you can expect to see aged trees, still standing tall and proud, giving shade to all who visit.

The Gardens were created in 1818, just north of Queen’s Park Savannah. Its 61 acre expanse is filled with over 700 trees. Like the people of Trinidad and Tobago, all the trees are originally from all over the world! Some of the plants that inhabit the area are indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago, while others were collected from every continent in the globe, creating a colourful history that enhances the experience of the perceptive visitor. You’ll find that many trees have name tags, some with their ages written down as well.

  • There are picnic tables available, creating the perfect atmosphere for a family get together. Kids will love rolling around in the grass, playing games, while everyone else can snack and chat in the relaxing surroundings.
  • Since this is close to the Savannah, you can visit the Emperor Zoo and a host of other cool buildings, such as the national museum and the president’s grounds, and the Savannah itself.
  • If you’re interested in botany, then you’ll appreciate the name tags each plant is given. Local names are accompanied by each tree’s scientific names and sometimes, the age of the tree. Since all the trees have come from all over the world, just exploring the trees here will make your time well spent.
  • The park’s objective is to conserve the plants, educate people, conduct research into the plant life and create a recreational ground where people can harmoniously spend time surrounded by plants.

Royal Botanical Gardens Information

  • There are many educational events that take place in these gardens. Visit the Education Centre to take part.
  • A local guide is available in the park.
  • Take the help of a guide to help you learn more about each tree.
  • Go either early morning or late afternoon.

How To reach Royal Botanical Gardens by Public Transport

  • At the Public Transport Service Corporation’s hub at City Gate in Port of Spain, hourly scheduled buses proceed along the Queen’s Park Savannah from 6:00am to 6:00pm.

Restaurants Near Royal Botanical Gardens

  • Apsara (Indian)
  • Solimar Restaurant (Caribbean)
  • Joseph’s Restaurant (French, Greek, Lebanese)
  • Restaurant Singho (Chinese)

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain Reviews

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  • It's a relaxing soothing and beautiful environment especially when it is nearing sunset, the trees are shading the surroundings and the breeze starts blowing a little more. This location is perfect for picnics, family gatherings, a romantic stroll and exercising. It is conveniently right next to the Emperor Valley Zoo and it's also a short hike away from the Lady Chancellor Hill.

  • If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and nice. This is the place to be. The environment is well kept. In the event that you are planing a picnic with family and friends there are also a hut provided with beautiful benches that is available. Love it.

  • A place to heal the soul especially in the mornings. After lunch, share the peace , greenery and peace with family and friends. Please carry a garbage to clean after your lime or prayer meeting. This space of peace is for us, our children and their children.

  • One of the country's national treasures. It has a fascinating history, and it's very well maintained to this day. Perfect for picnics, relaxation and nature photography. Plus, the zoo is right next door.

  • The Botanic Gardens are very well maintained and new trees have been planted. Gazebos have been added for family gatherings. minor inconvenience is no water where the Gazebos are located but there is water at the entrance and washrooms.

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