Jardín Botánico Nacional

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Few things are more relaxing than a stroll through a well-kept garden on a nice day. Jardín Botánico Nacional is the largest botanical garden in Latin America, giving guests plenty of time and space to wander and enjoy.

The verdant Jardín Botánico Nacional covers two square kilometers and features orchids, ferns, palms, and more.

Along with a collection of gardens like a countryside estate set up and a Japanese Garden, there is also an ecological museum that touches on the major ecosystems found in the Dominican Republic. An open air trolley is available to take guests on a 30 minute drive around the garden.


Jardín Botánico Nacional is located along the western outskirts of Santo Domingo, in the vicinity of downtown Santo Domingo.

Nearby Restaurants

If you build up an appetite exploring the gardens, you're going to be in luck, as you're going to find a wide variety of food and drink providers within traveling distance. Colmado Mi Gente is a great location to enjoy a meal at before checking out these gardens, and is the most convenient option for visitors to this attraction. The restaurant is a slight distance off, but removed enough that you might decide to make plans for taking advantage of a means of transport to visit there. Also within reach, you and your party will come across eateries like Taco Bell Camino Chiquito and Papa John's Santo Domingo where you and your companions should sample Italian cuisine and experience the culture of the Dominican Republic.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in seeing another set of botanical gardens, find out more about Huertos Nacionales, situated within driving distance of Jardín Botánico Nacional . Other types of nearby attractions include Parque Belice, which is three quarters of a mile away Santo Domingo. You might also want to think about visiting Hollywood Diamond, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Jardín Botánico Nacional
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Parque Belice -- 0.7 mi. (7.4 km) SW 4.6 mi. West of Santo Domingo
Hollywood Diamond Other Activities/Excursions 1.0 mi. (5.6 km) SE 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Verde -- 1.1 mi. (5.4 km) SE 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo
La Cañada -- 1.2 mi. (6.9 km) NE 4.3 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Area Verde -- 1.4 mi. (5.9 km) ENE 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Parque Cristo Libre -- 1.6 mi. (4.9 km) E 3.1 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Entrada Parque Zoologico Nacional -- 1.6 mi. (5.9 km) ENE 3.7 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo
Jardin Memorial -- 2.0 mi. (9.0 km) N 5.6 mi. Northwest of Santo Domingo

More Information


Jardín Botánico Nacional is open daily until 6:00 p.m.

Location: Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic




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