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 near downtown Ocho Rios; it's two miles (three kilometers) to the west-southwest of Ocho Rios.

Nearby Restaurants

You won't face any difficulties finding a meal before or after your visit to the gardens, since you'll discover numerous choices of food and beverage places near this attraction. 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 a short distance, you will have restaurants like Blue Runnings and Whalers where you and your companions may eat some Caribbean food and experience the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in seeing a second botanical garden, make a trip to Turtle River Falls and Gardens, situated a few hundred yards to the southeast of this page's attraction. Other local activities include Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a few hundred yards away Ocho Rios. You might also think about checking out Milford Falls, which is another nearby attraction.

Botanical gardens are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Museum 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

More Information


Shaw Park, the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica


(876) 974-2723


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