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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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Address: Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 1 345 947 9462
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as...
Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Cayman Island

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Paradise of flowers

A great trip, if you like flowers, and free roaming iguanas. the park is very well laid out, with interesting facts and flowers. The Orchid area was not in flower at the time we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Port Allen, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We went to see the iguanas, but the habitat was under maintenance. We did see two of them on the trails, and we saw a lot of interesting plants. It was a nice park.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A great trip, if you like flowers, and free roaming iguanas. the park is very well laid out, with interesting facts and flowers. The Orchid area was not in flower at the time we visited, but there were other fascinating unusual flowers and plants to see. Very nice place to go for all ages.

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France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had high hopes of the botanical gardens but should have read some of the less favourable reviews before we visited and parted with the entrance fee. Maybe we were just unlucky but there were only a couple of sad orchids, many of the display gardens looked tired and the blue iguanas were closed but to be honest as they... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting and friendly staff make the garden! We especially enjoyed the color garden. Best part for sure. We also saw several of the blue iguanas while walking the trail. Worth the drive for sure. They provide bug spray when you check n, and trust me on this...apply liberally people. You won't be sorry. Great experience and s break from... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Unfortunately, the written description of the park in the island guides was a combination of creative writing and wishful thinking. The park was described as a must see for gardeners. We went in the early morning of a partly cloudy day. It was very hot even with a nice breeze. Water is a must! The Blue Iguana section was closed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only place on the Island where the staff was not especially helpful. We did see Parrots and by looking through the crack in a fence we got to see a Blue Iguana.

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Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took the guided tour with the head grounds keeper. Excellent. Enjoyed the detailed history of the 'garden' and life of the area. Others were walking about with the 'self guided' tour, but you miss a lot of the intricate information.

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Central New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited during the early afternoon at the hottest part of the day, and in mid-April after Easter. The grounds were pretty - we liked the lily pond and gazebo there. We saw only two blue iguanas, one was in a pen which we assumed was part of the iguana experience which was an extra charge that we opted not... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Here you can see many native and non native tropical plants. In addition, bird species of many types (including Cayman Parrots!). There is a breeding program for the rare and endangered blue iguana on the grounds. During my visit, I was able to see a few of them 'in the wild' . This is well worth the visit if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well tended, beautiful gardens with about 1 mile wood trail loop. The Blue Iguana breeding event was a bit expensive but worth every penny. Even in the park we saw 5-6 iguanas just puttering about.

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