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Botanical Garden and Jamaican Art

Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Experience hosted by Tamika

5.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This nature excursion is unique because it is in our home. You will meet my family and all the birds living in the wild who make our garden their home. We'll start with a welcome and brief history of how a cliff turned into a botanical garden. This is followed by a guided visit of the terraced garden with hundreds of tropical plants. At the end you will then visit the gallery and gift shop where all items are made on site. This helps us to provide jobs for members of the community presently employed here. Our guests are then encouraged to stroll the garden on their own taking pictures and visit my partner in his studio as he paints. We are both educators, so the history of Jamaica and Rastafarians are shared with interested guests. Each guest is given a complimentary juice depending on the fruit in season. You can order an optional Jamaican lunch which is cooked to order. Amateur and professional photographers can spend hours in the garden as the subjects are numerous. There are optional art classes with my partner as the instructor. You may arrive as a guest but when you leave you will feel like you have spent the time with family and friends.
Other things to note
Bring a camera, wear sandals or sneakers, no high heals.
This nature excursion is unique because it is in our home. You will meet my family and all the birds living in the wild who make our garden their home. We'll start with a welcome and brief history of how a cliff turned into a botanical garden. This is followed by a guided visit of the terraced garden with hundreds of tropical plants. At the end you will then visit the gallery and gift shop where all items are made on site. This helps us to provid…

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What's included

  • Food
    We offer Jamaican food to order, with fish, chicken, or vegetarian options....
  • Drinks
    In addition to a complimentary juice, you may purchase coffee, juices, and...
From $35
/ person
Mon, Dec 7
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Tue, Dec 8
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, Dec 9
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Tamika

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 24 Reviews
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I was raised on a farm and have a natural love for nature. I love to hug trees; the trees I hug have faces on them. I have a special connection with plants and animals. Gardening for me is my therapy and the magic of the garden transcends to all who visit. I am an avid photographer, mother, wife, and businesswoman. Everything we do is artistic. Our son is hearing impaired and used to communicate through art as an infant. My entire family is passionate about highlighting the best of our island through our gallery and garden.
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Where you'll be

The spectacular view of the city of Montego Bay will make you say "Ahh" the moment you arrive. We are in the mountains approximately 2000 feet above sea level and no more than 15 minutes from the cruise pier in Montego Bay. The garden has miniature heritage sites, fantasy gardens, a koi pond, and is a living canvas showing the handiwork of our family.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Jovona
November 2020
They’re home was absolutely beautiful!!! All of our tour guys were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable. My favorite part was when the humming birds touched my finger and the stories behind Ras paintings
Madeline
November 2020
Spectacular views and I especially love the art and messages tailored to each section, such as the Zen garden, the world, Fairy door of faith, etc. Words cannot captivate the beauty of it all! Looking forward to returning in the spring. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Williams for allowing us to enjoy your lovely garden and art gallery.
Spectacular views and I especially love the art and messages tailored to each section, such as the Zen garden, the world, Fairy door of faith, etc. Words cannot captivate the beaut…
Tina
September 2020
Wonderful experience! The amount of love for the land and the care put into the beauty of the garden is magical and was felt and seen as soon as I arrived at the property. It’s a lovely hidden gem and I would definitely recommend!
Sharon
August 2020
It was my birthday when we went. That was our first and only outing outside of our resort. Initially, we were told we couldn't leave our resort because we're supposed to quarantine ourselves for 15 days but then the rules changed. Apparently, if you don't have any symptoms the last 48 hours of arrival, we were allowed to leave. The garden was very nice, very quiet and relaxing. I wished I brought some patty and tea to snack on while looking at the beautiful view. Its cooler up there too and you can see hummingbirds and airplanes. So nice!
It was my birthday when we went. That was our first and only outing outside of our resort. Initially, we were told we couldn't leave our resort because we're supposed to quaranti…
Jimmie
August 2020
Throughly enjoyed my time. The flowers, the paintings, your soul knows it's somewhere special. There is so much to be learned here. Recommended.
Turi
February 2020
This was the very best excursion I have ever been on. Miles away from the water they took us up in the mountains of Montego Bay to experience a natural beauty. Tamika even made us some wonderful pumpkin chicken soup. The tour from beginning to end was wonderful. Overlooking the city from the mountains and walking through the best garden of love I ever seen. What a wonder experience. The driver back was great as well. Took us through town to pick up some great jamaican food and beef patties.
This was the very best excursion I have ever been on. Miles away from the water they took us up in the mountains of Montego Bay to experience a natural beauty. Tamika even made us…

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  • Mon, Dec 7
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Thu, Dec 10
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Fri, Dec 11
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Mon, Dec 14
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Tue, Dec 15
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person
  • Wed, Dec 16
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    $35 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

cash or credit cards for purchasing in the gallery and giftshop