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St. Vincent Botanical Gardens is just s. of Fort Charlotte. Founded in 1762, the 20-acre (8-hectare) gardens are considered the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Lush with tropical palms, lilies, hibiscus and bougainvillea, the gardens are home to Captain Bligh's breadfruit tree, grown from the original plant, along with such unusual trees as the flowering cannonball and the sealing wax palm. Also at the gardens is the Nicholas Wildlife Aviary Complex housing the rare St. Vincent parrot, and an archeology museum.

Guided tours are available.

The gardens are free, and plants are labeled in English for self-guiding tours. Local guides offer their services for $8-$10 per hour; be sure to negotiate a rate in advance.
Daily 7-6. Allow 30 minutes minimum.
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