The Botanical Gardens of Nevis are home to a large variety of tropical trees, plants and flowers from around the world. Come and spend a morning or afternoon strolling the paths as they wind their way from one area to another, a journey of discovery along the way. Visit often to catch the blooms which may not have been there on your last visit.
Set in the Montpelier Estate with views of Mount Nevis in the distance, this is one of the finest collections of tropical plants in the Caribbean. An avenue of Royal Palms leads you into the gardens which contain over 100 palm species. Designed to complement the natural features of the land, the landscaped gardens feature delightful water lily ponds and dolphin fountains, terraces blooming with orchids, bromeliads and ferns, fruit trees, roses, cacti and luxuriant vines.
The Rainforest Conservatory housing tropical rainforest plants and the resident parrots was modelled on the Palm House at Kew Gardens in England. Delicate plants flower among the waterfalls and Mayan-type sculptures. Complementing the planting are a number of sculptures including a cascading copper water kettle fountain and Asian artifacts including a pair of Asian lions or foo-dogs who greet you at the entrance.
A pretty Nevisian-style Great House situated the centre of the garden houses the Oasis Bar and Restaurant and its balconies provide a welcome seating area to admire the views. Visitors are also very welcome to picnic in the grounds. The well-stocked Galleria Shop provides the perfect place to browse in the cool.
These pictures can convey a feel of what the Gardens are like, but seeing them in person is an even better experience!
Types of Gardens
Discover and enjoy the many varieties of plants and flowers in this tropical oasis.