Turtle River Falls and Gardens

Photo Credit: © Turtle River Falls and Gardens

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


Turtle River Falls and Gardens is located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, in Jamaica; it's 1.9 miles 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.

Nearby Restaurants

Visitors to the gardens will have no problem finding a meal, since you will find a plentiful supply of food and beverage places in the vicinity. The most convenient eatery to Turtle River Falls and Gardens is Little Pub Restaurant, which is a convenient bar and grill. Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre and The Jerk Hut are some of the additional restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At The Jerk Hut you and your companions should be sure to sample Jamaican dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in viewing another set of botanical gardens, learn more about Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, situated a few hundred yards to the northwest of this attraction. There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including Shaw Park Garden Falls, which is a quarter mile away Ocho Rios. You might also consider visiting Milford Falls, which is another attraction in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Turtle River Falls and Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Cove Theatre 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

More Information


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


(876) 974-5114

(876) 974-8508






Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.