Immerse yourself in the tropical nature of Tortola, British Virgin Islands on a 2-hour tour of the J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens. See miniature rainforests, a gazebo of orchids, and paths that disappear into shady pergolas of colorful blossoms.
What to Expect
Explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens of the British Virgin Islands, which occupy an historic site of Road Town, Tortola.
The 4 acres of land are the last remaining of the Government Experimental Agricultural Station established nearly 100 years ago. In the late 1970s a group of islanders negotiated with the government to designate the land as a Botanic Gardens.
The avenue of royal palms that leads to the fountain makes a captivating entrance, while paths disappear into corners lined with colorful blossoms draped over shady pergolas. Discover the different habitats of the BVI, such as the rainforest, coastal environments, and dry forests, as well as exotic species and an extensive collection of palms. A gazebo of native and exotic orchids can be discovered by the pond, where lilies float and tortoises swim.
The garden nursery is an important repository for endangered species, such as the acacia anegadensis, a species of legume only found on the BVI. The work in the nursery will help to ensure their survival from habitat loss. It also showcases a number of bushes that can be harnessed for medicinal purposes.
See an amazing bamboo collection, along with mango and cedar trees that help make the gardens a popular location for weddings, as well as the home to the National Parks Trust Annual Flower Show.
- Museum entrance fee