Friday, May 14, 2010

The Shaw Park Botanical Gardens in Jamaica

If you are a nature enthusiast, Jamaica will give you great solace. This beautiful Caribbean country is home to some of nature’s greatest attractions with one of them being the Shaw Botanical Garden. To make your visit all the more memorable, you can choose to stay in any of the Jamaica villas and cottages that dot the island. These rentals serve as your home away from home and give you all the privacy, space and comfort you need to reconnect with your loved ones and explore the best of what Jamaica has to offer.

One of Jamaica’s most celebrated attractions is the Shaw Park Botanical Garden. Needless to say the garden is a treasure trove for the nature enthusiasts encompassing in its 25 acres hundreds of unique flowers, plants and trees. Here you can admire the Bougainvillea, Oleander, and Shower of Gold and Flame of the Forest The garden is rich in biodiversity and offers great views of the scenic surroundings from a height of 500 feet above sea level. Located in Kingston, Jamaica's most celebrated botanical garden is located on a hilltop and is a great place to enjoy the sweeping views of the town and the Caribbean Sea. It is the only park in Jamaica that encompasses a scintillating waterfall. The water pool nearby is perfect for family picnics and sharing some great time with family and friends. Keep your cameras ready for there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the memories and landscapes.

There is also a gift shop and a bar within the precincts. The roads leading to the garden promise amazing sceneries and you will definitely be tempted to stop and take in the views. The scenery awaiting you in the park is even more spectacular. As already mentioned, this garden is located in Kingston and if you are looking for some great accommodation nearby, you can consider the Silver Sands villas that are ideally located on Jamaica’s famous north coast and at a convenient distance from Kingston and some of Jamaica’s greatest attractions. These villas are beautiful and set amidst some great garden settings and encompass a private beach.

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