Anyone interested in Bermuda botany should take a stroll through Victoria Park (open 8 a.m.–sunset daily, admission free), where shaded winding paths move between beds of decorative flora and mature trees and shrubs. Scented gardenia bushes, golden acacia trees, even towering Norfolk pines have found root here in this small but pretty park leading to the “back o’ town.” On its main lawn there is usually a Victorian bandstand—it was shipped off the island to Britain in 2008 for restoration.
Victoria Park is bordered by Victoria Street, Dundonald Street, Cedar Avenue, and Washington Street. There are public washrooms located here, but be aware that they tend to be used mostly by Hamilton’s homeless population.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition