Tour to Barney's Hummingbird Garden – Travel Guide & Tips
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What to Expect
Amidst the greenest trees and the most colorful flowers lies Barney's Flower & Hummingbird Garden. The paradise for every hummingbird and hummingbird fan. Barney is originally from Germany and has lived in Jamaica for a long time. What started as a small garden developed into a tropical paradise, and one day the first hummingbird came by, and there were more and more.
These small and fascinating birds fly like tiny helicopters through the blooming garden. They can fly backward, sideways, or on the spot. That's because, instead of swinging its wings up and down like other birds, the hummingbird forms a figure eight. So it can easily fly all those phenomenal feats.
The iridescent birds also like to sit on a branch next to you, and you can marvel at them in all their glory at your leisure. Sometimes their feathers shimmer green, sometimes bluish, sometimes purple, sometimes red – what a blaze of color.
One day, Barney had the abstruse idea to feed the little speedsters, which became a reality. You get a bottle of nectar in your hand and don't have to wait long until the first hummingbird comes by and drinks. An absolutely phenomenal experience; you can feel how the beak and the little tongue drink from the bottle. Simply terrific!
An absolutely impressive experience! It is difficult to find the right words to describe these fascinating little birds and the encounter with them. Even if you don't want to feed the hummingbirds yourself, you can still admire them with all their beauty as they relax near you. This is a must-do tour, watch our video, and you will understand even more why.
Nature trips are usually a little less enjoyable when it rains, but the hummingbirds will come even then. The garden is partially covered. You have to book your ticket online in advance.
Physically, it's no effort and is suitable for a stroller or wheelchair.
For all Fitness Levels
Duration & Cost
Several tours include Barney's Hummingbird Garden. Our favorite is a combination tour of Barney's Hummingbird Garden and Rick's Café, two absolute highlights in Negril combined, and the tour lasts around 4 hours.
If you want to visit several sights in Negril, the tour packages start at around 60 US-Dollar.
You can stay roughly for an hour. Open daily from 8.30 am - 6 pm, lunch break from 12 am until 2 pm.
Admission is around 20 US-Dollar per person. You should book tickets with enough lead time, even in the low season (May-November). As it is one of the highlights in Jamaica, a maximum of 6 visitors are in the garden simultaneously.
Where to Stay Near Barney's Hummingbird Garden?
How to Get There
Sit back, relax and let us pick you up from your accommodation and bring you back. Of course, if your tour has multiple stops, you'll be driven from highlight to highlight. It doesn't get more relaxed than that.
Just 15 minutes drive by minibus or cab from Negril center is the garden. The price should not exceed 6 US-Dollar for the ride.