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Cranbrook Flower Forest

Cranbrook Flower Forest

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A1 Highway, Laughlands, JMCAN19

The Basics

Cranbrook Flower Forest, about 18 minutes west of Ocho Rios, is not nearly as well-known as other attractions in the resort area, though it holds a treasure trove of beauty. At the entrance, travelers are greeted with the restored remains of an old sugar mill and a friendly peacock or two. One-and-a-half miles of nature trails lined with royal palms wind through landscaped gardens and verdant tropical rain forest, leading to tranquil swimming holes, a pagoda overlooking the river, and a greenhouse packed with orchids and anthuriums. The forest is home to hibiscus, ferns, begonias, philodendrons, birds of paradise, and more. On a tour, visitors may follow the pathways on foot or on horseback.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cranbrook Flower Forest is enjoyable for adults and children; a play area has swings and a see-saw.
  • Entrance fee for adults is $10, and $5 for children 11 years and under.
  • Two-hour horseback trail rides are available for a separate fee.
  • Remember to bring sun protection, swimwear, and a towel if you wish to take a dip in the natural swimming pools.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking the riverside trail or horseback riding.
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How to Get There

Cranbrook Flower Forest is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Ocho Rios. Ask your hotel to arrange taxi transport. Parking is available.

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When to Get There

Open daily 9am to 5pm, Cranbrook Flower Forest is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Wildcard

Add Adventure with a Zip Line Along with a visual feast, Cranbrook Flower Forest offers travelers the opportunity for adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping by soaring 3 miles above the lush forest canopy on a zipline.

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