Royal Botanical GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago, Cotton Hill, Maraval, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
Royal Botanical Gardens - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens
95% of people who visit Port Of Spain include Royal Botanical Gardens in their plan
23.43% of people start their Royal Botanical Gardens visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Royal Botanical Gardens
86.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain Reviews
I love nature. It's very clean and spacious. Great for a picnic with the family. A nice cool stroll with a loved one. Don't recall any amenities to mind right now, but the Zoo is nearby and they have those covered. The Zoo has a cover charge, but the Gardens are free to roam
Quiet, serene, beautiful. Great place to bring the kids. Also a great spot to practice your shots if you’re a budding photographer.
The gardens is always Wonderful just that there are lots of rules if you're going as a large group...... so pay a visit before hand find out the rules before u go to spend the day. Other than that lovely!
I like the new picnic huts that was installed. park bench that are around is not very comfortable to sit on. Besides that I like the white variety of tree and how they are labeled. You can learn a lot about plants by jus strolling through.
The only green space of it's kind in Port of Spain. Peaceful. No games allowed (you can go across to the Queen's Park Savannah for a game of football or cricket though).