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.


Royal Botanical Gardens is found in downtown Port of Spain.

Nearby Restaurants

You won't face any difficulties finding a meal before or after your visit to the gardens, since you will find a great concentration of dining possibilities in the general vicinity. Cafe Trinidad is a wonderful eatery to fill up at on your way to spending time at these botanical gardens, and is the closest restaurant to it. Ithaki Restaurant and The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar are some of the other food and drink options near Royal Botanical Gardens. At The Waterfall Restaurant & Bar you and your group should be sure to eat some Caribbean fare and experience the flavors of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities include President's House, which is a few hundred yards away St. Ann's. You might want to also consider heading over to Stollmeyer's Castle, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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
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
Hayes Court Historic Site 0.8 mi. (2.5 km) S Downtown Port of Spain
King George V Park -- 0.8 mi. (1.6 km) SW St. Clair
Queen's Park Oval -- 0.8 mi. (1.6 km) SW Woodbrook

More Information


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


(868) 622-1221


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