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.


Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls is located in the vicinity of downtown Ocho Rios; it's 2.0 miles to the west-southwest of Ocho Rios.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors to the gardens will have no problem finding a meal, since you will find numerous choices of food and beverage places near this attraction. The closest place to eat to Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls is Evita's Italian Restaurant, which serves Fusion food. The dining establishment is a small ways off, but far enough that you will probably decide to make plans for having a type of transportation to get there. Lobster Dave Seafood and Whalers are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Whalers you and your companions should try out Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in viewing two botanical gardens, make a trip to Turtle River Falls and Gardens, which is found 0.2 miles to the southeast of this page's attraction. Other kinds of nearby attractions include Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a few hundred yards away Ocho Rios. You might also think about heading to Milford Falls, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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
Dolphin Discovery Other Attraction 1.7 mi. (5.2 km) NW 3.2 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

More Information

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


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