Step into tropical serenity at the Botanical Gardens of Nevis, enjoying the flora, have an al frescoxa0 meal at the on-site restaurant, or a picnic at one of the many secluded spots around the grounds. Meander to the Rainforest Conservancy, modeled after the Palm House in England’s Kew Gardens, a merry place filled with parrots, butterflies, and brightly colored flowers blooming around a Mayan-style temple and waterfall. Take a half-day or full-day tour and visit Nevis’s top attractions such as Montpellier Estate where British Navy Admiral Horatio Nelson married Fanny Nisbet; Old Bath House, believed to be one of the region's first hotels; the Museum of Nevis to learn about native son, Alexander Hamilton; and St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church is one of the oldest churches in the Carribean.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Nevis Botanical Gardens are ideal for families and nature lovers.
- A small fee for admission is required, with a discount for children
- Pets aren't allowed.
- Wheelchair users are welcome.
- Be aware that the gardens may close due to weather conditions.
How to Get There
The Botanical Gardens of Nevis are located at the Nisbet Plantation on the southern end of Nevis, about a 10-minute drive from the center of Charlestown. Take a taxi or drive along Government Road and make a right towards Pond Hill. The gardens will be on your left and parking space is available on site. No public transportation options are available.
When to Get There
The botanical gardens are open daily from the morning until late afternoon. Come in the morning or in the late afternoon to beat the crowds and the midday heat. Nevis’s peak season runs from December to April, which coincides with the dry season; the rainy season runs from July to November. Be aware that the gardens may be closed some days during the summer low season.
A Garden Meal Stop into the Oasis in the Gardens, a Thai bar and restaurant on the second-floor of the colonial-style Great House. On the verandah, have a refreshing evening cocktail or a spicy vegetarian-friendly dish infused with flavors straight from the herb garden—while enjoying the stunning view of Nevis Peak, the ocean, and St. Kitts in the distance.