Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago - Port Of Spain

Institution Code: TRIN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago

The Gardens are comprised of twenty-five (25) hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds located north of the capital city of Port of Spain.

Trinidad and Tobago are the southern-most islands of the Caribbean and enjoy a tropical climate with a distinct dry season (from January to May) and a wet season (from June to December). It has a mean annual temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and an average rainfall of 1526 mm per year.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, established in 1818, is one of the oldest gardens in the West Indies which has had a continuous existence.

Today, the gardens consist of approximately seven hundred (700) trees of which thirteen percent (13%) are indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. Trees in our gardens represent every continent of the world.

The objectives of the Royal Botanic Gardens are as follows:





Main Address:
Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago
Cotton Hill, Maraval
Port Of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1-868-622-1221 ext. 2160-2165
Fax: 1-868-622-9131
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ms. Gloria F. Simon
    Curator's Name: Karl Burgess
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 10.6595
    Longitude: -61.4789
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Alliaceae, Aloaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Compositae, Cycadaceae, Ericaceae, Gramineae, Iridaceae, Labiatae, Leguminosae, Liliaceae, Oleaceae, Orchidaceae, Palmae, Pinaceae, Saxifragaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Ranunculaceae, Rosaceae, Filices. Extensive collections of herbaceous, alpine, insectivorous, economic and succulent plants from most parts of the world.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes