Featuring an extensive collection of flower gardens, rain forest exhibits, small ponds, and habitats for birds, the Turtle River Falls and Gardens provide an oasis of nature right in Ocho Rios.
Visitors to Turtle River Falls and Gardens will be able to explore the various plants and features of a tropical rain forest, all while staying within the city. Additionally, the walkway through the forests is perfect for those who want to experience the nature without the full hiking commitment. Though, the most popular activity is probably the waterfall climbing that guests can participate in at the 14 onsite falls. They also have a walk in bird aviary, swimming pool, and Japanese Koi.
If you're planning and event, they host weddings, birthday parties, fun and sports days for companies, banquets and formal dinners.
Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Turtle River Falls and Gardens invites travelers rooming in this part of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you are staying very close, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. From this location, Ocho Rios is two miles (three kilometers) to the east-northeast.
Coming out of Fern Gully or coming from St. Mary, at the main intersection with the stop-light go in a westerly direction towards St. Ann's Bay on the Bypass. there is a left turn going uphill on the corner of a closed down restaurant called "Ruins by the Falls", this left turn is Eden Bower Road. They also have a sign at the foot of the hill. Continue up this hill for 30 seconds or 300 yards and you should see them on the left.
If you get hungry visiting the gardens, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll discover numerous choices of lunch and dinner options in the general vicinity. The closest restaurant to Turtle River Falls and Gardens is Little Pub Restaurant, which is an easy to come by bar and grill. Also within reach, you and your party will come across eateries like Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre and The Jerk Hut where you and your party should be sure to try a bit of Jamaican cuisine and experience the flavors of Jamaica.
Those who are interested in viewing two botanical gardens, find out more about Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is found a few hundred yards to the northwest of Turtle River Falls and Gardens. Other kinds of local attractions include Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a quarter mile away Ocho Rios. You might want to also consider making the trip to Milford Falls, which is another nearby attraction.
There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||GeoFeature||0.3 mi. (2.9 km)||N||Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||GeoFeature||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Mahoe Falls||GeoFeature||0.5 mi. (3.3 km)||S||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Coyaba River Garden and Museum||Museum||0.5 mi. (3.3 km)||S||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Other Activities/Excursions||0.5 mi. (2.8 km)||N||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||--||1.8 mi. (4.9 km)||NW||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||GeoFeature||1.9 mi. (5.4 km)||NW||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||--||1.9 mi. (5.4 km)||NW||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
The park is open 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. everyday except for Sunday.
Admission into the gardens is about $20(USD) per person and half for children eleven and under.
Eden Bower Road, the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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