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.

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

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 found near downtown Ocho Rios; it is 2.0 miles to the west-southwest of Ocho Rios.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of these botanical gardens. The closest place to eat to Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls is Little Pub Restaurant, which is an easy to come by bar and grill. Blue Runnings and Whalers are some of the other food and drink options near Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls. At Whalers you and your party will be able to eat some Caribbean food and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about viewing two botanical gardens, learn more about Turtle River Falls and Gardens, found a few hundred yards to the southeast of this page's attraction. There are at least one or two other activities nearby, including Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a few hundred yards away Ocho Rios. Also, you might think about heading over to Milford Falls, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, 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
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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