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.
Turtle River Falls and Gardens is located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, in Jamaica; it is two miles (three kilometers) to the west-southwest of Ocho Rios.
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 build up an appetite exploring the gardens, you're going to be in luck, as you can find a great concentration of food offerings within traveling distance. Little Pub Restaurant is a is an easy to come by bar and grill close-by, making it a great option for visitors to Turtle River Falls and Gardens. Also within reach, you will find restaurants like Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre and The Jerk Hut where you and your party should be sure to eat some Jamaican meals and experience the culture of Jamaica.
Those interested in visiting a second botanical garden, seek out Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is located a few hundred yards to the northwest of Turtle River Falls and Gardens. You'll find some other activities in the area, including Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a quarter mile away Ocho Rios. Also, you might think about heading over to Milford Falls, which is another attraction close by.
Gardens are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in Jamaica. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.
|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|
|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|
|Annandale Great House||Historic Site||--||--||Epworth|
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.
Location: Eden Bower Road, the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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