Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls
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Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
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Teia K
Twin Cities, MN5 contributions
Had a personal guide. Stairs to climb but done gradually. Away from the normal tours. A very pleasant place to go.
Written 6 March 2020
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David Sole
Lancaster, UK1 contribution
Friends
Bijou little gardens that we were guided around by one of the gardeners and close to where we were staying in Ocho Rios. We were the only ones there (me and my son) and other than the gardens the main purpose was to try and see birds following a recommendation on Trip Advisor. Plenty to see including the Doctor Bird and other than hummingbirds so I totally recommend for those interested in birds. Took about 45 mins for the tour then spent and hour and a half doing our own thing.
Written 18 February 2020
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Bruce F
1 contribution
Couples
Great personal, informative tour of beautiful gardens. Our guide Dave has worked as a gardener there for 30 years, and he was terrific.
Written 30 December 2019
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Alan Z
New York City, NY21 contributions
Close your eyes and you can imagine yourself transported back to the 1930s when the Shaw Hotel was the Place to be in Ocho Rios. The stunning horticultural pathways lead you down and around the former formal grounds of what was the Shaw Park Hotel that opened in 1923. The Hotel suffered a fire and was eventually torn down, but was remains is worth a few hours of strolling.
Written 1 December 2019
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MobayJoe
Salem, MA4 contributions
This was a pleasant stroll through a historic garden. Lots of wonderful to see if you like plants. The tour was very informative and you get learn the native name for many plants as well as the history of the garden and the hotel that once stood there. Ronald was actually a gardener there for many years before "retiring" to be a tour guide. You can self guide but you miss all the history.
Written 7 November 2019
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Fiona M
Purley, UK11 contributions
Couples
My husband and I got to Shaw Park gardens about 6. I think the tours tend to close at 5 but luckily they accommodate us and we were given the choice to have a guide or have a wonder around just us. The cost was 10 dollars US but with the guide you just give a tip based on how the tour went. Our tour guide has been at the property from the 1980s and was very knowledgeable about the various plants and the history of the garden. Very beautiful, peaceful and scenic garden. Very relaxing and calming. The drive up the hill to get there was slightly daunting.
Written 20 August 2019
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KIM2006
Aberdeen, UK207 contributions
Couples
Stopped here on our drive and what a stop, to have a break and just to take in the view.
Would recommend it to anyone
Written 31 March 2019
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Annavejjo
5 contributions
Friends
Entrance fee is the same than with guard. Percy was worth every dollar (10 per person), he knew every plant, was very kind and told us a lot of interesting facts about the park. We were afraid of going to tourist places which were crowded of people - in shaw park we were the only two tourists around, paradise!
Written 23 March 2019
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Rose J
7 contributions
Friends
I felt enveloped with natural beauty. The colours were exquisite, our guide knew every plant, and let us taste a few! Incredible view of Ocho Rios and the sea. The falls are quaint yet magnificent and gives it the Garden of Eden feel. Truly a must see for any horticulturist or ANYONE who would enjoy the beauty, tranquility and fresh aromas in the breeze. Great for a multitude of photo ops. This place touches all of your senses in such a pleasant way.
Written 13 March 2019
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wcforr900
Bloomington, IN33 contributions
Family
Shaw Park Garden is a lovely botanical garden located high on a hill above Ocho Rios. The setting is nice, with a lovely view of the town and the plantings were quite interesting. Our guide Percy met us at the top of the garden near the parking area and showed us around. He was a very low key but friendly and knowledgeable guide. He started at the overlook and took pictures of the family for us and then led us through the grading, telling us about the plants and the history of the place. We paused at the little waterfall for more pictures. We spent about an hour total. The price of admission was $10 US per person. If you're interested in tropical plants it's well worth the price of admission. One word of caution, if you're driving yourself the road is a bit rough so take it slow. Still, we were able to get through in our rental car with no problem.
Written 11 March 2019
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