Trafalgar Falls Road, Trafalgar, Dominica 767-448-2287

About Papillote Tropical Gardens

Photo credit: Derek Galon

Founded in 1969 by Anne Jno Baptiste, Papillote Tropical Gardens is located on the rainforest island of Dominica, situated between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the eastern Caribbean.

Perched on a steep, rainforested mountain slope a thousand feet above the sea, the 14-acre grounds of the Papillote Tropical Gardens include 4 acres of developed trails, two waterfalls and natural volcanic hot mineral springs. The property also features a 7-room Inn and a popular restaurant serving fine local cuisine.

Completely demolished by Hurricane David in 1979, the gardens of Papillote (pronounced PAP-ee-ott) have since been re-established as one of the most impressive botanical collections in the region, with more than 100 genuses represented by over 600 individual species.

The gardens continue to be developed and enhanced on a daily basis by co-founder Anne Jno Baptiste.

Our Mission, Vision and Goals

Our mission is to preserve the integrity of Papillote Tropical Gardens for future generations.

Our vision is for Papillote Tropical Gardens to become the leading example of gardens tourism in the Caribbean, embracing the best practices of science, education, culture and recreation.

Our goals are:

  • to increase visitor numbers,
  • to build a membership base of Friends of Papillote Tropical Gardens,
  • to raise national and global awareness of plant conservation,
  • to support community development in Trafalgar, Dominica,
  • to establish a team of advisors based in Dominica,
  • to sustain Papillote Tropical Gardens in perpetuity with the assistance of civic and philanthropic partners.

Become A Friend

You can help ensure that Papillote Tropical Gardens will be enjoyed for generations to come by joining our Friends group or making a legacy gift to the registered non-profit organisation that is responsible for the long-term care of the Garden.  Click here to learn more.