On the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Jamaica in 1953, Her Majesty was impressed by the beauty and variety of the botanical collection.
On the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Jamaica in 1953, Her Majesty was impressed by the beauty and variety of the botanical collection and bestowed the designation of “Royal” resulting in the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is the largest public green space in the city of Kingston and home to Jamaica’s most popular collection of endemic and exotic botanical collections. There are many rare and beautiful species of tropical plants and trees in the gardens, including the Hibiscus Elatus (Blue Mahoe) which is the national tree of Jamaica. Most of the plants or trees found in the gardens originally came from a French ship captured on its way from Mauritius to Hispaniola in 1762.
The grounds of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus was home to a refugee camp site during World War II.
The Rockfort Mineral Bath is one of Jamaica’s top mineral bath and spa with a stress management centre.
The Ward Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Kingston Waterfront is rich in history as it was the departure point for the Windrush Generation to England.
This Park houses the Jamaica War Memorial for the fallen Soldiers in World War I and II.
The Louise Bennett-Coverley Square stands as a tribute to the woman known as “the mother of Jamaican culture”.