Flower Forest is a botanical garden in the Scotland district on the island of Barbados that has been designated to prevent further development and preserve the well-cared for flora of the island.
The Flower Forest is set on 53.6 acres and is thick with flowers all year.
There are two main paths through the gardens that are handicap accessible, and no steps along the way. Guests may opt for a guided tour, which will cost extra and require prior notice.
Set near the center of St. Thomas Parish, Flower Forest always welcomes local residents and visitors lodging in this section of Barbados. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. It is 3.1 miles west-southwest of Bathsheba.
If you develop an appetite during your visit to the gardens, don't worry -- you'll find a wide variety of restaurants in the vicinity. Paulo's Churrasco Do Brasil, which serves up Brazilian dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also nearby, you and your companions will have restaurants such as Naniki Restaurant and Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant where you and your party should try out Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the culture of Barbados.
Those who enjoy gardens, and have the energy to view some others, ought to think about Hunte's Garden and Orchid World; the first and closest of which is 1.1 miles to the east of these botanical gardens. You'll find some other attractions in the area, including Harrison's Cave, which is three quarters of a mile away Welchman Hall. Also consider visiting Welchman Hall Gully, which is another attraction in the area.
If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Harrison's Cave||GeoFeature||0.7 mi. (6.1 km)||SW||Welchman Hall|
|Welchman Hall Gully||--||1.0 mi. (6.2 km)||WSW||Welchman Hall|
|Historic Site||1.9 mi. (5.9 km)||SSE||3.7 mi. South West of Bathsheba|
|Cotton Tower Signal||Historic Site||1.9 mi. (2.2 km)||E||1.3 mi. South West of Bathsheba|
|Other Attraction||--||--||4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Holetown|
|Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum||Museum||3.3 mi. (2.4 km)||W||1.5 mi. East of Holetown|
|Gun Hill Signal Station||Historic Site||3.5 mi. (8.4 km)||S||5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Bathsheba|
|St. John's Church||Historic Site||4.7 mi. (4.1 km)||E||2.5 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba|
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.
The entry fee for Flower Forest is $10(USD) per adult and $5(USD) for each child under the age of 12.
Richmond Plantation, St. Thomas Parish, Barbados
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