Established in 1818 by Governor Ralph Woodford, this is one of the oldest Botanic Gardens in the West Indies. Former Governors and national figures have been buried in a small burial plot known as "God's Acre" located on the 62 acres of the gardens since 1819.
Surround by The President's House, the Queen's Park Savannah and the Emperor Valley Zoo, these well kept grounds contain a Band Stand, huts with seating and washrooms. The gardens are inhabited by small creatures such as birds, butterflies, lizards and squirrels, many species of tropical and subtropical plants indigenous to Trinidad & Tobago as well as many more imported specimens.
It is a popular location for couples to have a stroll, to take photos on their wedding day, people to jog and walk pets and families and school groups to have a picnic.
For tours of the Botanic Gardens, please telephone the Administrative Office in order to make appointments.
Tourism Department, TIDCO
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.