Papillote Tropical Gardens

With a focus on science, education, culture, recreation, and of course, natural beauty, Papillote Tropical Gardens is a non-profit organization and a leader in garden tourism in the Caribbean. They aim to raise awareness about plant conservation while giving locals and visitors a beautiful space to explore.

The garden is set on a rainforested mountainside that is thousands of feet above the sea. The grounds encompass 14 acres and include two waterfalls, natural volcanic hot mineral springs, bathing pools, and hiking trails. As an added bonus, there is an inn and popular West Indian restaurant on-site.

Visitors will be in awe as they explore the flowering jade vines, pink ginger blossoms, begonias, ferns, and many more types of plants and flowers. The grounds are also home to 30 different kinds of birds, 19 species of butterfly, and other forms of wild life.


Papillote Tropical Gardens, on the same premises as Papillote Wilderness Retreat, lies toward the center of the island of Dominica, in the general vicinity of downtown Roseau; it is to the east-northeast of Roseau.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the gardens. The most convenient eatery to Papillote Tropical Gardens is Papillote Rainforest Restaurant, which has a menu full of Creole fare. The restaurant is a small ways off, but out of the way enough that you might decide to make arrangements for having a viable means of transportation to get there. Le Petite Paradise and Strictly Ital Vegitarian Restaurant are additional restaurant options within reach. At Strictly Ital Vegitarian Restaurant you and your group should try out vegan cuisine and experience the culture of Dominica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like botanical gardens, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Ti Kwen Glo Cho and Atrium Valley Gardens; both of which are a little ways off, but can be reached in the car. Other types of nearby activities include Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse, which is a short distance away away Wotten Waven. You might want to also consider heading over to Trafalgar Falls, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Gardens are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

Attractions Near Papillote Tropical Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse Other Attraction -- -- Wotten Waven
Trafalgar Falls GeoFeature 0.4 mi. (5.9 km) E 3.7 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Rainforest Aerial Tram Other Attraction -- -- Laudat
Ti Tou Gorge Fall GeoFeature 1.0 mi. (6.9 km) E 4.3 mi. East-Northeast of Roseau
Middleham Falls GeoFeature 1.2 mi. (6.1 km) N 3.8 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Middleham Falls Hiking Trails GeoFeature -- -- 2.1 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail GeoFeature -- -- 5.3 mi. Northeast of Roseau
Valley of Desolation Other Attraction 3.0 mi. (9.5 km) E 5.9 mi. East of Roseau

More Information


The gardens are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Trafalgar Falls Road, Dominica


(767) 448-2287



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