Guyana Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

#3 of 10 in Parks in Guyana
Garden · Nature / Park
Become acquainted with Guyana’s varied nature at Guyana Botanical Gardens, a recreational park with an extensive collection of plant and animal life. Established in the late 19th century, the landscaping of the garden took 35 years to complete and was undertaken from start to finish by English gardener John Frederick Waby. A number of canals, kissing bridges, bandstands, and ponds dot the gardens, housing varied species of plants such as lilies, palms, lotus, and the national flower of Guyana, the Victoria Regia Lily. Animals at the park include jaguars, manatees, toucans, owls, tapirs, giant otters, and capuchin monkeys. Plan a Georgetown trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The Botanical Gardens are quite spacious, breezy and nice to relax at on a cool day. The trees and plants are mesmerizing particularly for a nature-lover visiting for the first time. There is...  more »
  • Unbelievably old fashioned, large birds like harpy eagles and large cats confined without space. Outside a dirty pond full of manatees and. Litter. Don't go there.  more »
  • Me and a friend were attacked here by a young guy who wanted to take all our belongings, luckily we were able to fend him off, and luckily he only had a stick as a weapon and not a knife or something. My friend got a bad cut on his chin and had to go to the hospital. Security should be improved here, especially at the back entrance. I recommend only visiting the front part of the park, where other the people are, the back part is just too quiet.
  • A interesting place to visit. Green all around. Can do with some more flowers, but lovely none the less.

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