Flower Forest

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Flower Forest is a botanical garden and a "designated place of peace" in the Scotland district on the island of Barbados. It is a conservation area, meant to preserve the well-cared for flora of the island, along with many additional and attractive imports. Their motto is, "Get away from pressure and find your tranquility".

The Flower Forest is set on 53.6 acres and is set in the hillside of indigenous royal palms with flowers, benches, and viewpoints throughout. Explore the largest collection of Ginger Lillies, Heliconias and more in this public Bajan garden. The pavilion has a very reasonable restaurant and the facilities are handicap accessible.

There are 2 main paths through the garden, which are flat, and do not have any steps along the way. Guests may opt for a guided tour which costs a bit extra. All visitors are provided with a map, flower ID chart, and umbrellas in case of liquid sunshine.

Location

Set near the heart of St. Thomas Parish, Flower Forest welcomes local residents and vacationers who are rooming in this part of Barbados. Whether or not you're staying very close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. In case you're wondering, Bathsheba is three miles (four and a half kilometers) to the east.

They are located about 2 km away from the famous Harrison's Caves.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of these gardens. Paulo's Churrasco Do Brasil, which has a menu full of Brazilian dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the botanical gardens. Naniki Restaurant and Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant offer additional restaurant choices nearby. At Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant you and your party should try a bit of Caribbean dishes and enjoy the Barbados scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy gardens, and would like to see others, might check out Hunte's Garden and Orchid World; the first and closest of which is one and a quarter miles to the southeast of Flower Forest. You'll find some additional activities nearby, including Harrison's Cave, which is a mile and a half away Welchman Hall. Also, you might think about heading to Welchman Hall Gully, which is another attraction nearby.

Botanical gardens are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Flower Forest
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Harrison's Cave GeoFeature 1.4 mi. (6.1 km) SSW Welchman Hall
Welchman Hall Gully -- 1.5 mi. (6.2 km) SW Welchman Hall
Cotton Tower Signal Historic Site 2.0 mi. (2.2 km) E 1.3 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Fisherpond Great House Historic Site 2.6 mi. (5.9 km) S 3.7 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Aerial Trek Adventure Other Attraction -- -- 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Holetown
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 3.4 mi. (2.4 km) W 1.5 mi. East of Holetown
Gun Hill Signal Station Historic Site 4.2 mi. (8.4 km) S 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Bathsheba
Farley Hill -- 4.5 mi. (6.3 km) N 3.9 mi. East of Speightstown

More Information

Hours

The Flower Forest is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, however no new admission into the park will be granted after 3:45pm.

Flower Forest is closed only on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Cost

The entry fee for Flower Forest is $15(USD) per adult and children are admitted for half price.

Location: Richmond Plantation, St. Thomas Parish, Barbados

Phone

(246) 433-8152

Website

http://www.flowerforestbarbados.com/

Email

info@flowerforestbarbados.com

 

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