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.


Situated on the island of Dominica, near downtown Roseau, Papillote Tropical Gardens is situated within Papillote Wilderness Retreat, and invites local residents and visitors who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you are free to drop by to check it out. In case you're wondering, Roseau is to the west-southwest.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of restaurants to pick from in the region nearby the gardens. The most nearby restaurant to Papillote Tropical Gardens is Papillote Rainforest Restaurant, which offers Creole meals. The restaurant is only about a short distance away away from Papillote Tropical Gardens, so stop by and eat up! Le Petite Paradise and Strictly Ital Vegitarian Restaurant are additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Strictly Ital Vegitarian Restaurant you and your group should be sure to test out vegan food and enjoy the Dominica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that are a fan of gardens, and are interested in visiting others, should 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. You'll find some additional activities in the area, including Waitukubuli Trail: Wotten Waven to Pont Casse, which is a short distance away away Wotten Waven. Also consider visiting Trafalgar Falls, which is another attraction close by.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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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