Shaw Park Gardens
Shaw Park Gardens - Shaw Park Road, Ocho Rios
Tel:- (1 876) 974-2723
Shaw Park Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden, located in the hills above Ocho Rios.
The 25 acre garden features around 600 species of flower along with many ferns and shrubs such as bougainvillea, palms, hibiscus and ferns. The entrance to Shaw Park is some 900 feet above sea level, giving a great view of Ocho Rios from the top of the gardens. The park is then tiered over many levels, meaning that many different plants which thrive at different altitudes can be grown here.
The garden boasts a majestic waterfall which cascades down a rocky bank, surrounded by many varieties of beautiful flowers.History
Shaw Park Gardens were originally part of the Shaw Park Estate, an opulent property named after its first owner, John Shaw. The estate came to prominence after it was sold to the Pringle Family in the early 20th century. The Great House was converted in to a hotel, the "Shaw Park Hotel". Flora McKenzie Pringle Stewart lovingly cultivated the hotel's garden. It is these gardens which are now Shaw Park Gardens.© 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com