Day Trips - Botanical Gardens : Discover Dominica, the Nature Island


Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

The largest area of green space within the City of Roseau, this 40 acre oasis is home to over 50 types of indigenous plants and imported trees as well as the Sisserou Parrot, the National Bird of Dominica. Notable visits include Queen Elizabeth II in 1966 and 1985, and Hurricane David in 1979. Look for David's "signature" – the twisted remains of a large bus crushed beneath a massive Baobab Tree.

"The Gardens" continue to be the idyllic setting for recreation, parades and celebrations, and its beauty and serenity make it one of the true gems of the Caribbean.

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Important Things to Know


  • Use Certified Taxi Drivers for a true Dominica Experience! A Certified Taxi Driver carries a VALID ID card and the vehicle bears a sticker issued by the Discover Dominica Authority.

  • Site passes are required for some sites. Passes are available from cruise agents, tour operators, National Park Officials, vendors at the sites and other locations island wide. Day passes are US $ 5 and a week pass is US $ 12.

  • Currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollars. US $ 1 dollar is equivalent to EC 2.67. The US dollar is widely accepted across the island.

  • Driving is on the left side of the road.