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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls

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Address: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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+1 876-974-2723

Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.

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Had the place to ourselves and our lovely guide Ronald. Was great just to wander through and get the info from a very knowledgeable guy.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hazel B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the place to ourselves and our lovely guide Ronald. Was great just to wander through and get the info from a very knowledgeable guy.

Thank Hazel B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park was wonderful and relaxing the flowers and birds beautiful I could of sat there all day ,got ur mind clear and the waterfall nice I didn't go in maybe next time yes I will go back it's hard to explain how u feel while u are there.

Thank Claire E
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These days Shaw Park is off the beaten track, and seems to be little visited, except perhaps when there is a cruise ship in. It's a real shame - these gardens are quite special. None of your formal planting but fascinating tropical plants and trees, fabulous landscaping around the waterfalls and hints of the faded grandeur of the hotel around... More 

Thank HampshireNick
Elstree, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful peaceful gardens definitely worth a visit. We were shown round by Richard who was so informative about both the history of the park and the plants. The gardens themselves are a mixture of a wide variety of plants, a spectacular waterfall an amazing Banyan tree and the remains of an old swimming pool. When we visited we were the... More 

Thank 9Richard1236
2 reviews
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I enjoyed being at Shaw Park Garden, lots of trees, flowers, it was just relaxing. The place was just cool and filled my lungs with exquisite air, wish I didn't have to leave. OMG!!! The falls, the water falls, I have no word for this, I am trying to make up my own word but I dont want to spoil... More 

Thank Gilla B
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We asked our shuttle driver to take us to Shaw Park Gardens but detoured next door to Konoko Falls; we weren't disappointed with KF, but after reading the review of Shaw Park, i'm sorry we didn't stick to our plan because we're avid garden and bird admirers; Next time we visit JA, we're definitely going to Shaw Park -- it... More 

Thank Alan S
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Shaw Park Gardens are the gardens of former hotel and are now a park/botanic garden. There are many trees, flowering shrubs and plants. A feast of colour. Our guide, Ronald Hawthorne was excellent. A former gardener at the park with a great knowledge of the plants and history of the gardens. The waterfall is stunning. Not as spectacular as Dunns... More 

Thank Cleeve A
Wright City, Missouri
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Shaw Park Botanical Garden is a beautiful well maintained horticultural garden. Stunning flowers and plants that grow to be so much bigger than in northern climates. Looks like what the island would have looked like before humans found it. Guides are charming and very knowledgeable, gave us an enjoyable tour and went slow enough for me to manage the steps.... More 

Thank Claudia R
Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Well worth the time, Shaw Park Gardens and Waterfalls is a photographer's dream.. Book it in advance and know that you will have a great experience.

Thank mph2011
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Friendly staff and very knowledgeable it was very interesting the learn both some history and get a glimpse of of the grand era and also the botany of Jamaica

Thank Robert H

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