Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Port Of Spain - Address

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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Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

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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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  • A best choice for taking wedding pics, engagement pics, family picnics, school outings, or just having fun observing nature like the wild squirrels, or the many green and yellow parrots, I have even seen some corn birds up to the back area. I will say this, its best in the rainy season with all its lush greenery and flowering plants.

  • Excellent place for walk. But no child tours. No exotic plants. There is a very small hill which can act as a mock trekking option

  • Lovely spot to just relax after a tough day or just to take in sine greenery in the heart of the city.

  • I love the proper signage of the washroom areas and on all the plants and trees. The Botanical Gardens is a nice and wonderful place to get some fresh air and relax. There if enough seating space, shelters and bins to dispose of our waste. Keep it up!

  • This is a place that my Grandma would carry my brother and myself when we were little children. So beautiful and well kept. A must see for any lover of nature in a city...

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