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Botanic Gardens

The Dominica Botanic Gardens, in Roseau, were laid out by the British back in 1890, and they're as fine as any in the Caribbean. Hurricane David caused considerable damage in 1979, destroying many old trees. Though the park has since been restored and replanted, visitors can still see the school bus crushed under a toppling African baobab tree during the storm—the bus and tree were left as a reminder. As you stroll through the 16-hectare (40-acre) park, you're certain to spot Dominica’s national tree, bois kwaib, with its vivid red flowers. An aviary is home to some sisserou parrots, easily identified by their brilliant lime-green backs and wings. This parrot—Dominica’s national bird—is found only on the island.

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