Jamaica boasts an array of indigenous plants and wildlife which are considered to be among its most prized natural treasures. This biodiversity is supported by the island’s tropical climate which averages a year round temperature of 85 degrees. The diverse landscape of forests, rivers and marshlands also contribute to the island’s rich ecosystem.
There are several botanical gardens in Jamaica which showcase the variety of exotic and beautiful plants on the island. These include Bath Botanic Gardens in St. Thomas; the Royal Botanical otherwise called Hope Gardens; the Cinchona Gardens in St. Andrew; Castleton Gardens in St. Mary; and the smaller, increasingly popular Shaw Park Gardens, Coyaba River Garden and Cranbrook Flower Forest in St. Ann. From its rivers to its majestic 7,402-foot Blue Mountain peak, Jamaica is teeming with natural life for all to uncover.