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A visit in two halves, the gardens on the side of the road away from the river are not as tidy as... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Dartmouth, United Kingdom

A bit of a drive out of Kingston but worth the journey. A tranquil, easy-going place with a river... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Martin H
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

I've visited Castleton Gardens twice now, both on trips with a kids club from Kingston and I didn't particularly enjoy it. It's clear that its best days are in the past. The gardens are poorly maintained despite the presence of staff and in particular the...More

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A visit in two halves, the gardens on the side of the road away from the river are not as tidy as one might expect, but there is also no entrance fee nor car parking charge. Slather on mosquito repellent though. I went in late...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A bit of a drive out of Kingston but worth the journey. A tranquil, easy-going place with a river running through it. Take a couple of hours to experience the place.

1  Thank Martin H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Castleton Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Caribbean (and probably in the world) opening in 1862. is such a lovely place to visit if you are traveling between Kingston and Ocho Rios. It's always quiet and you can't help but enjoy...More

2  Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Spent last Sunday soaking in the waist high water of Wag Water River and chatting. The huge rocks section the river into separate pockets for people to do their thing--women washing, children catching guabine, one little boy hurling himself off rocks and into the cool,...More

1  Thank cjmTrinidad
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I spent the day with family. This place is beautiful and the staff is friendly. On one side is the river with miniature falls for swimming and on the other side, across the street, there is a beautiful botanical garden.

Thank Kimoi C
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I know People say this type of thing all the time but my family own a lot of land in castleton! and actually shown me around but I've been to castleton many times but never visited the gardens... Until this yr! Really nice we spent...More

2  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

This hidden paradise was a surprise to me because I have been to Jamaica more than a dozen times and never been here. Besides being tucked away it was the most serene places that I think I have been to Jamaica . The flowing water...More

2  Thank jamaicalover
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I love this place! Its very beautiful and tranquil with lots of tropical flora and fauna. It is location on either side of the A3 and if you walk across the street to the east side of the road, it leads to the serene and...More

Thank NovieW
Reviewed 4 January 2014

A beautiful oasis in the hills. On one side of the road are the beautifully manicured gardens and on the other the cool waters of the river. The drive to this attraction was quite scenic and not very far from the City of Kingston. A...More

1  Thank Ereggae
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Kerri A
21 June 2017|
Response from Adrian D |
There are bathrooms however they are quite rough and ready. They're more akin to outhouses and on both my visits to Castleton Gardens there was no toilet paper in either the male or female bathroom,
18 July 2016|
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Response from frankstyle g |
No...but if you want to give a donation to help with the up keep of the property, you can do so.