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)
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Port Of Spain before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Port Of Spain and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens
95% of people who visit Port Of Spain include Royal Botanical Gardens in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
40.47% of people start their Royal Botanical Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Royal Botanical Gardens
94.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Royal Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens Map
Royal Botanical Gardens Trips
Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain Reviews
Lovely place for a wander in the centre of Port of Spain. Maybe a half hour stroll to the top and back, but a delightful range of trees, shrubs and a herb garden tucked into the middle. Hard to believe that the Savannah, with the busy road running around it, is right there!
I haven't been to the gardens since last Easter and I was delighted to see upgraded huts to have the entire family and friends lime. It's very relaxing and ideal for a picnic. Things to note: no kite flying is allowed and no loud music from portable speakers. Have fun
Great progress has been made. Ideal place for family picnic. Can also be seen from the Zoo.
The environment is very picturesque and serene during the days however the afternoon periods are quite active with regulars who usually participate in group exercises or walking their dogs
Great for meditation and contemplation. Wonderful ambience. I'm there every Sundsy