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Belize Botanic Gardens

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Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: (501) 824-3101
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Description: Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the...
Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the whole day! Come and take one of our guided tours through the gardens and discover some of the secrets within the plants and trees. Do you know what perfumes Chanel No5? or what tree can colour your clothes? come and find the answers. Visit our Orchid house with over 120 orchids species of Belize.
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Great Gardenss, Learning Center, Birds

The Botanical Garden is way out of town and it was an amazing ride to get there but it was well worth it. The grounds are huge and beautiful. I had a personal guide because I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Botanical Garden is way out of town and it was an amazing ride to get there but it was well worth it. The grounds are huge and beautiful. I had a personal guide because I was the only one there. I learned so much about the garden, medicinal plants, orchids, palms, birds (saw my first Toucans there) and the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

this was an interesting tour from the perspective of the medicinal qualities of jungle plants. Our guide, who grew up in a thatched hut in the jungle had lots of interesting information. However, if you are going to see the advertised 130+ varieties of orchids, you will be sorely disappointed. There were only 3 varieties in the orchid house and... More 

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Judydupl00y, Owner at Belize Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry that you were disappointed in your visit to BBG. We actually do have over 100 species of native orchids, but these are collected from the bush, and, as many of them are endangered and only collected for conservation purposes, they are not showy like hybrid and imported varieties are. Also, they only bloom once a year. We... More 

Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You will be amazed at amount of trees, shrubs, and plants at the place. You can self tour or better yet, use a guide to really understand the role that all these plants play in the Belize natural world.

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New Washoe City, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There were very few orchids but the young guide was very knowledgeable about all the trees, She took special care to show us plans for a future expansion.

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Judydupl00y, Owner at Belize Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry that you were disappointed Belize Botanic Gardens. We are updating our website and will be more informative about the fact that our orchids are all native and collected for conservation purposes only so that is why there is not a showy display. These orchids only bloom once a year and not all at the same time. Thanks... More 

Crousetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautifully landscaped park cointaining a wide variety of orchard trees from around the world as well as local trees and amazing bamboos. Excellent guide

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spent the day at DuPlooys and hired a guide, Kelly, to show us the garden. It's possible to tour the gardens without a guide but Kelly made the experience special. She spent several hours giving us an incredible tour of a lovely spot. We learned a lot about the native plants, Mayan medicines, and landscape design, and we throughly... More 

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

the grounds are filled with gorgeous flowers and plants and well worth the visit-many exotic birds also were seen here too.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Pretty flowers, fruit plants, coco beans, etc. You're able to taste some of the edible plants as you go, just an FYI the little red peppers are very very hot!!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really enjoyed the 6:00 a.m. bird feeding (birds hung around until about 7:00). It gave me a chance to see several different birds which had been one of the focuses of my trip. I'm not a birder, but decided that I wanted to see more of these delightful creatures this time around. A helpful employee even pointed out a... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Kind of small but what would you expect in Belize, Great scenery and very nice Gardens. Tropical Plants, Etc.

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Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: (501) 824-3101
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Ignacio

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