Royal Botanical Gardens

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One of the oldest gardens in the world, the Royal Botanical Gardens was established in the year 1818, and for almost two centuries have been pleasing visitors with the colorful flowers and native plants.

The Royal Botanical Gardens contains over 700 trees throughout the property, and guests will see them all as the walk the gardens. Additionally, within the gardens are a small group of tombstones, the resting place of the Trinidad Governors who have served past 1819.


Located in St. Ann's, toward the outskirts of Port of Spain, less than a mile north of downtown, Royal Botanical Gardens welcomes vacationers rooming in this neighborhood or nearby. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights.

Nearby Restaurants

If you develop an appetite during your visit to the gardens, don't worry -- you will find a broad selection of lunch and dinner options within traveling distance. The closest place to eat to Royal Botanical Gardens is Cafe Trinidad, a wonderful eatery to eat at on your way to visiting Royal Botanical Gardens. Ithaki Restaurant and The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar are additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar you will be able to test out Caribbean food and enjoy the culture of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Those interested in visiting a second botanical garden, find out more about Rock Garden, located a quarter mile to the west-southwest of this page's attraction. There are a couple other attractions nearby, including President's House, which is a few hundred yards away St. Ann's. Also, you might think about visiting Stollmeyer's Castle, which is another attraction in the area.

A botanical garden is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit on Trinidad and Tobago. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Royal Botanical Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
President's House Historic Site 0.1 mi. (3.1 km) ENE St. Ann's
Stollmeyer's Castle Historic Site 0.4 mi. (2.4 km) WSW St. Clair
Wild Flower Park Other Attraction 0.4 mi. (2.3 km) W St. Clair
Queen's Park Savannah -- 0.5 mi. (2.7 km) S Downtown Port of Spain
Jackson Square -- 0.5 mi. (2.1 km) SW St. Clair
Queen's Royal College Sports Ground Other Attraction 0.6 mi. (2.0 km) SW St. Clair
Nelson Mandela Park Other Attraction 0.7 mi. (1.7 km) SW St. Clair
Hayes Court Historic Site 0.8 mi. (2.5 km) S Downtown Port of Spain

More Information


The public are free to visit the gardens any day between 6:00am and 6:00pm.

Location: St. Ann's, Trinidad


(868) 622-1221


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