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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
1 345 947 9462
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Ranked #20 of 112 attractions in Grand Cayman
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Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not a flora enthusiast, you will enjoy strolling through these very beautiful gardens with a variety of trees, plants, and flowers. It is not to be missed while you are in GC, if for no other reason than to go visit and learn about the Blue Iguana conservation efforts, and to meet these great, big creatures!

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of plants, lizards & native flowers, also a lot of walking but we enjoyed it. The staff was friendly, the grounds were clean & they had a nice tiny gift shop.

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Queenstown, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not much was in bloom, but the blue iguanas and green parrots made up the color scheme for the day. Also, unique gifts, reasonably priced in shop at end of self-guided tour.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely park! I would highly recommend wandering around here for a few hours. Where bug repellant! The water gardens are beautiful. Also while your there check into the iguana tour. It's at 11 daily except Sunday.

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The gardens were beautiful! Great place to hold hands with your sweetie and take a stroll....just watch out for the iguanas!

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Montreal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our last visit 4 years ago was a much needed change from the beach. So decided to visit again. As previous reviews had mentioned, it has got really run down, as if no gardening has been done ;0) its a shame because its a beautiful way to spend a couple of hours. Surprisingly, cool in the trees which can be... More

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Chatham, New Jersey, United States
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did not take the special I quant our, but ran into at least 5 on our stroll through the gardens. A guide stopped while we were in the fruit gardens and showed us the cherries off one of the tree that the iguana liked to eat. He pulled some off and fed them to the iguana. The previously very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The iguanas are roaming free in the park. We saw three and were able to get some great pictures. The orchids were not really in bloom this time of year, but some of the other vegetation was stunning!

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Magnolia
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The grounds of the botanical gardens are very well maintained. There's a large one mile woodlands loop that gives you an idea of the harsh conditions that the first settlers must have experienced, off that loop are smaller loops concentrating on palms, cactus, island fruit trees, orchids, and a sand garden. The color loop is a beautiful assortment of exotic... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I wanted to see a blue iguana (or two) while also hoping to see some other native wildlife like insects/spiders. I went early and drove from Seven Mile Beach. It was a pretty easy drive and as long as you're pointed the right direction, I think it's hard to get lost on such a small island! I got there around... More

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