Botanic Gardens of St Vincent/Gren.

The St Vincent Botanic Gardens are the oldest in the West Indies, and they are lovingly tended – an oasis of calm amid the frenetic buzz of Kingstown. Established in 1763 to propagate spices and medicinal plants, they now comprise a neatly landscaped 20-acre (8 hectare) park with lots of flowering bushes and tall trees.

There’s a small aviary that is intermittently home to some of the island’s remaining endangered St Vincent parrots, a breadfruit tree dating back to Captain Bligh and a rare Soufriere tree, not found in the wild since 1812.