Guyana Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

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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... 
    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. 
    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 »
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  • If you are looking for something to walk and see the sunset this is a special place. Don't miss out. You will enjoy it by the way take advantage and visit the zoo.
  • For a Zoo in a Caribbean country, they have a nice selection of animals, but aware it is rather small and did do not have large animals that most people would expect to see in other Zoo, like Rhinos, Lions, Giraffes, etc. The place is Caribbean picturesque fairly well kept and the animals look well fed. Next to the Zoo, there is a large canal maze for Manatees, but the water is so dirty that nobody can see a manatee. Also, the larger part of the site is for walking into paths to several mausoleums in commemoration of several former prime ministers and various other honorable members of society. Very family-oriented with several groups bringing small children. Fast food vendors are available in the park.

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