Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls

Once a sugar cane plantation, and then an orange grove, Shaw Park now serves as a botanical garden. It is, in fact, the only botanical garden in Jamaica with a waterfall.

Shaw Park Botanical Gardens is set on a hill overlooking the Caribbean. The property spans 25 acres.

Guests who visit Shaw Park Botnical Gardens are treated to a tour of the garden with a knowledgeable guide who can tell you all about the different flowers, trees, and other plants throughout. The garden features a huge variety of flora and fauna, including ferns, palms, and bougainvilleas. Of course, one of the main draws to this particular garden is the on site waterfall that crashes down into a pool that next to which is often used for picnics.


Positioned in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, 0.7 miles south west of downtown Ocho Rios, Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls always welcomes residents and travelers who are lodging in this area of Jamaica. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun. It's 2.0 miles west-southwest of Ocho Rios.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the botanical gardens. Little Pub Restaurant is a is an easy to reach bar and grill close-by, making it a great option for visitors to Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls. Also within reach, you and your party will come across restaurants such as Blue Runnings and Whalers where you might test out Caribbean meals and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in viewing a second botanical garden, seek out Turtle River Falls and Gardens, found a few hundred yards to the southeast of this page's attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a few hundred yards away Ocho Rios. You might also consider making the trip to Milford Falls, which is another attraction nearby.

If a visit to the Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Shaw Park Garden Falls GeoFeature 0.2 mi. (2.9 km) NE Ocho Rios
Milford Falls GeoFeature -- -- Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 0.4 mi. (2.8 km) NNE Downtown Ocho Rios
Mahoe Falls GeoFeature 0.6 mi. (3.3 km) SSE 2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios -- 1.6 mi. (4.9 km) NW 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Falls GeoFeature 1.7 mi. (5.4 km) NW 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Park -- 1.7 mi. (5.4 km) NW 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Annandale Great House Historic Site -- -- Epworth

More Information

Location: Shaw Park, the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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